Monday, December 29, 2008

MY WORLD ~ 10 Coffin Bay, South Australia

Here is another favourite place we like to spend
time in, Coffin Bay, on the west coast of the Eyre
Peninsula in South Australia.

In the last few years it has become a little too
fashionable for our liking with great holiday mansions
springing up wherever you look.
There is excellent fishing both in the bay and off the
ledges at the open sea. The main attraction for us is
the proximy of the abutting National Park.



Parts of he beach abound with sea shells in great
profusion ideal for children or the young at heart



For bird lovers it is a paradise, with many species
from this little New Holland Honeyeater to Sea Eagles



The harbour is protected by headlands and islands
from the open ocean and great for water sports



A view back to the settlement from one of the
headlands with great walks



and rock pools to explore for marine creatures.



At the end of the day there is always the possibility
of a splendid rainbow as the weather comes in



The Ocean beaches are magnificent with hardly
a soul in sight.



The national park I'll leave for another day.

To Klaus and the MY WORLD team as always, my
sincere appreciation for the work they do.

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55 comments:

  1. Too bad about the mansions but what you shared is wonderful. I can understand why the children and young at heart would love it or anyone who loves nature. I see some nerite shells! Lovely place. You have to find a more secluded place to avoid the mansions. It happens here too both the gulf and the mountains.

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  2. How lovely are these Australian beaches. There aren't any crocs are there? Where my daughter lives the beaches are sometimes dangerous because of the saltwater crocs. Not so long ago a man was taken and killed by one of them.

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  3. Arija: Your world is stunning..a truly peaceful place. Wishing you much joy and love of family and friends throughout this coming New Year!hugs NG

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  4. Beautiful photographs arija - full of peace and serenity - I think we all need it. Happy New Year.

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  5. What bliss! Just what I needed to lift the spirits, thank you.

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  6. Just gorgeous! as always and I love the shells! Love our beaches here and in Oregon, but these are so lovely, too. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. What an idyllic looking spot! I have never seen so many shells all together like this. Your photographs exude an air of peace and tranquillity - I can almost hear little waves running over the shells with a kind of splashy-rattling noise!

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  8. What a beautiful post... those teeny little shells are so pretty and I would love to have a handful of those. I just never seen them here in the mountains!!
    The rainbow is amazing!!
    ((Hugs))
    ~Michele~

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  9. WOW, wonderful post and AWESOME photo's!!
    Take care and thanks for sharing your part of the world with us.
    Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  10. More glorious photos! Oh, how I want to dig my hands through those lovely little shells!

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  11. What a treat to see all those sights! The one of the shells had me just itching to scoop up and hadfull and look at the little gems!

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  12. Those are lovely pictures of a very beautiful area.I especially liked the lttle Honeyeater.He reminds me of our warblers.
    Ruth :)

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  13. This is a wonderful tour you took me today. I enjoyed it. See you next year. Happy new year.

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  14. All beautiful. I think if I had to pick a favorite, it would be the honeyeater photo, with the yellows in the back to match the feathers of the bird.

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  15. It looks like a wonderful place to visit. The shells and the birds are amazing! Too bad the rich have to crowd beautiful places with their over-sized ostentation, though.

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  16. Great photos of a beautiful bay, not to sure of the name tho.lol.

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  17. Not only a bird lovers paradise, but mine too to photograph those beautiful birds. This looks such a beautiful area.

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  18. Arija: What a beautiful place in your world and you showed it beautifully. I hope you and yours also have a great New Years.

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  19. Oh wow..I used to collect seashells and given that we don't live near the ocean, that was quite the feat..

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  20. What great photos. You have really teased my desire to see your country. Those shells are amazing... not just one here and there, but an actual carpet of them!

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  21. What an absolutely gorgeous spot. Happy New Year!

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  22. I can easily see how it got to be so "fashionable" Once a place like this is "discovered" that usually doesn't take very long. The Outer Banks here have undergone the same kind of transition over the last 30 years or so.

    Regrettably, this seems to be inevitable unless the land is in a protected area. And even then there are those who will try to strip it of its protected status, or worm their way into the area with empty promises to "build in harmony" with the local ecosphere. As if such a thing were possible.

    But yours seems to have retained its beauty despite all of that. Hopefully, it's not just a facade and the area hasn't been completely disrupted.

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  23. Thanks for sharing again these beautiful nature photos...these are just great. I love them...Happy New Year!

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  24. Gorgeous photos! Don't you just hate when all those big homes move in and take away from the beautiful scenery?

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  25. Love the shells!! Have driven 10 hours today, so I am zonked and will look properly tomorrow. Mostly I just want to answer your question on my blog a while ago. The rose is Bonica (although it may be a K rather than a C). Winter hardy and slow growing. Sorry it took so long, but it is in the garden of an aunt and uncle 6 hours from here, and I am not good with the phone system, so could only ask them today.

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  26. My little girl and I appreciated the shell photo. We compared shells to some in a jar we have.

    My eldest son said he went to a beach in South Australia a couple of days ago and was looking at shells.

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  27. Lovely part of the world you are in. I know my niece would love the seashells. Happy New Year to you.

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  28. Holiday mansions drive me crazy. I am perverse enough to enjoy the economic downturn and the advantages it presents to the environment!

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  29. Great photo series. You did a great job of showing how special that area is. I be the shells.

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  30. I loved your shell collection but the other pics revealed beautiful things in all of them too.

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  31. Such beautiful photos, as always. And I can never resist picking up pretty shells! Can you?

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  32. sad isn't it when the rich can afford to build were nature should be. I love all those different kinds of shells. All your photos are beautiful
    Happy New Yr

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  33. You couldn't access my blog via My World as I made a mistake the first time, but I entered a second time and that is okay. Nice tradition in Latvia to walk around in animal costumes! And to be joined by a real bear!

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  34. Coffin Bay, must be a good story for that name. A gorgeous place of solitude. Well, except for the hug mansions. I love the little sea shells.
    Great captures and a delightful tour of more of your world. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Happy New Year!

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  35. If I lived there it would also be one of my favourite places. It looks gorgeous. Thank you for great pictures and words and for sharing your world with us.

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  36. I wonder why somebody called such a beautiful place "coffin" bay ??? That's really strange ! There must be some history behind this name.

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  37. What an amazingly beautiful place, and lovely photos of it.(I want to play in the seashells!) Thanks for sharing them!

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  38. Thank you all for visiting and your comments.
    For those of you who were intrigued by the name, here is the very simple explanation.
    Captain Mathrew Finders was exploring the coast in the Investigator when he came upon this Bay and named it on Feb. 16th 1802, in holour of Sir Isaak Coffin, the commanding officer of the port where his ship was fitted out.
    Sorry, there was no grizzly rale attatched to this perticular coffin.

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  39. Too true an idealic place soon because transformed by tourists!! Your photos are fabulous and I love the one of the sea shells. Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year, love Judith

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  40. What a beautiful place to visit. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos with us:)

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  41. Oh what a beautiful part of Australia! Altough all the photos are extremely beautiful, I love the last one best! The colours of the sand and of the waves are too beautiful. And, of course, I love the sea shells ;)
    Hope that the place will not get too crowded, but I think Australia has an immensely long coastline :)
    Dear Arija, I hope you enjoy the New Year's Concert and I wish you all the best for the New Year!

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  42. What a beautiful place and such beautful photos from the patterns of the sea shells, to the birds and the bay. That last shot of the ocean makes me want to jump through the computer screen and be there. I love the little honey-eater. What kind of birds are those on the railings of the dock?

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  43. Gorgeous area and great photos! You have learned blogging well in 6 months. I have enjoyed seeing your wonderful part of Australia.

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  44. What great photos - thanks for sharing these looks at your world. I agree with you - I hate when McMansions move into formerly untouched natural areas.

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  45. Your world is beautiful! It makes me want to come visit right now, especially as I listen to the wind howl outside. Those shells are beautiful, and of course the beaches are wonderful.

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  46. oh how lovely, i love sea shells and come home with pockets full. last year 29th december we flew to byrons bay to celebrate our son's wedding there on the beach, what an amazing day we had, then it rained and rained for 2 weeks...happy new year.

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  47. This fits the definition of Paradise. I love those sandy beaches.

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  48. Thank you so much for visiting my world and for sharing your beautiful world! :)

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  49. YourWorld is truly lovely. You are indeed very lucky to live surrounded by such beauty.

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  50. Sea shells shot is fantastic! It reminds me of the tongue twister, 'she sells sea shells on the sea shore...'

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