Monday, January 5, 2009

MY WORLD ~ 11 Coffin Bay National Park

All photos can be enlarged for full effect. Just click
on the photo and enjoy.

COFFIN BAY was discovered by Matthew Flinders
on Feb. 16th. 1802. He named the Bay after Sir Isaak

Coffin, the Resident Naval Commander at Sheerness

where his ship, the Investigator was fitted out.



The weather was, to say the least, interesting!



Pacific Gull Larus pacificus



Engage low ratio and drive along two wheel ruts in
the sand, come over a rise and voila! A beach to die for
romantically sequestered under a layer of spume from
the violently thundering brakers, edged by pristine
massive sand dunes. Sheer heaven for those who avoid
beaches with ten people per inch!



A little car park in the dell and hiking up this to me,
sheer cliff. Some twenty minutes later even I made
it huffing and puffing to the top. To discover that my
hammering heart was well worth it!



This was the view to the left. When we looked to the right,
disappointment was writ large on our faces, the beach was
OCCUPIED! Shock, horror!



There stood a fellow surf fishing. On closer inspection,
he wasn't a bad bloke at all and even showed us the
sea Salmon he had caught for his dinner. Pity he only
had one, we would gladly have bought one off him.
As you can see, the weather was thickening and we
hot footed it back to our vehicle.



Exploring further, we were greeted by this lovely
rainbow so we knew we were on the right track.
I photographed many wildflowers (see post below),
and when the weather had passed, we were treated to
these pristine dunes below.



As we left the park to return to our lodging we
we did so by the gentle light of the setting sun.



The world is large and varied, click on the Logo on
the right and let yourself be surprised at the beauty
you find there!

To Klaus and the MY WORLD team, as ever my thanks
for providing us with this vhicle to display that which
is dear to us.

68 comments:

  1. So marvellous all your pics. I enjoy very much the nature how you show it to us.
    Thank you for your visit on my blog.
    My best wishes to you for 2009.
    Love Elfe

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  2. what a pity, occupied beach!!!!!!!!!!!
    it looks like paradise.

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  3. These are breathtaking, Arija. The quality of the light, the rhythm of the land and sea, and the wonderful feeling of solitude, (which is actually enhanced by the one figure in the photo!). I am inspired to go for a walk myself, right now!

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  4. What a wonderful series of photos did you create to show your world. I love all of them! The dunes and beach could have been in the Netherlands along our coast.

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  5. What awesome shots,.. That's my kind of day, and my kind of beach. Thank you so much for sharing your world!

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  6. Arija, thanks for the tour of beautiful Coffin Bay. It's absolutely gorgeous.

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  7. Lovely photographs arija - makes me want to be there. Happy New Year.

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  8. You do live in a beautiful part of the world.The sanddunes look awesome and so does all the rest.
    blessings,Ruth

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  9. Wonderful pix, all of them - looks like that beach is well worth any effort to get there. Wow! That one beach scene with the guy fishing reminds me of that famous photo a beach in the Gulf of Mexico - do a Google image search for "Tigertail Beach poster"

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  10. Wow these are amazing photos, I would love to leave in the place like that one day, lol. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year. Anna :)

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  11. I didn't realize just how breathtakingly beautiful Australia is, Arija. ((sigh))

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  12. I do love the beach and this one is so perfect! The feeling of solitude and I agree with Raph, the lone figure does enhance the feeling of solitude. All of your photos are breathtaking and I always look forward to visiting your blog! Thanks, Arija!

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  13. Great post and beautiful photo's!
    Thanks for sharing your part of the world with us.

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  14. I can only repeat what has already been said--glorious beach pictures!

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  15. Beautiful pictures of a glorious place with wonderful comments!

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  16. Great snaps...I often wonder what the first explorers thought when they landed on our shores.

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  17. That's definitely my kind of beach! We certainly are lucky out here to have so many empty places!

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  18. That's a spectacular place. Your photos are wonderful.

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  19. The sea water looks so clear and the rainbow is stunning!

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  20. Could double as sky watch entries too, the sky/clouds are lovely.

    Thanks for the tour.

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  21. Absolutely fabulous interesting place with such an unusual name. Idyllic setting.

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  22. What a great looking secluded beach. A great tour and awesome photos. Love the rainbow and sunset and the dunes and....all of it.

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  23. Beautiful and looks so peaceful.

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  24. Ummm! Such a pretty place your world is. The rainbow is a beautiful capture.

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  25. Wow, these shots are all so lovely, Arija. My favorite is the one of the ocean framed by the tree branches. Happy New Year from Saudi Arabia!
    http://susieofarabia.wordpress.com/

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  26. Thank you for taking us along with you. It was a beautiful journey on so many levels.

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  27. Arija: Thanks for sharing this wonderful trip to the park at the beach. You had some wonderful captures.

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  28. A treat to eyes, each shot seemed so beautiful and peaceful. Beaches are high on list this year.

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  29. Fantastic pics to say the least, I especially love the first one. Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers and Happy New Year!
    Regina In Pictures

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  30. What lovely photos, and what a lovely spot.

    It's good you explained the name. I always thought it referred to coffins, as in there had been a shipwreck or some other disaster and a lot of people had died there. I'm glad this lovely place has a less macabre origin for its name.

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  31. wondrous... but i have no idea what 'sea salmon' are....

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  32. Awesome shots!
    What a rainbow!!!

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  33. Oh wonderful Arija..just a big sigh..Lovely...I added Rabbit and will be doing a post on Owl...how could I forget...

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  34. Beautiful pictures - looks like a great place - very scenic

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  35. This looks heavenly! What a wonderful place...wish I was there enjoying that beautiful weather.

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  36. superb pictorial to enhance your commentary!

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  37. A beautiful day at the bech! And great photos!

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  38. It is really a big difference with your beautiful world and my icy,snowy
    but still beautiful world now !
    Warm greetings from Finland and plenty of happiness for 2009!

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  39. Wow, gorgeous scenes. Beats Bondi Beach. Your rainbow is the cherry on the ice cream.

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  40. Great pictures, also the wild flowers. A lot of colours in australia, complete different then Belgium on this moment in the middle of winter.

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  41. What a fabulous place. Your photographs are all so beautiful.

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  42. Now that is my kind of beach! Absolutely stunning photos of a beautiful piece of our world. Wow!

    ~Angie
    www.thearthurclanphotos.blogspot.com

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  43. magnificent, gulls are good in photos.

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  44. You know... I could just disappear there and never worry about coming back. As long as there are fish in the ocean, and maybe a little spot to get out of the worst of the weather... I can tell you I'd never get tired of that view. Not.Ever.

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  45. What an incredible place so well-captured. You began and ended with absolute stunners!

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  46. All your photos are awesome. The colours, the places, everything. Excellent post!

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  47. What a great chance to discover a new place. Lovely beach and sky photos

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  48. Thank you for stunning photographs of a beautiful place and for sharing your world with us. also thank you for your very kind comments on my site. The Manx parliament originated from the Norse and is the longest CONTINUOUS parliament in the world.

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  49. What an outstanding and beautiful post! Thanks for sharing!

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  50. Beautiful view. Great Nature Park.

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  51. I do love to enlarge your amazing photographs and then just sit and stare. I half expect the sea breezes to blow my eyelashes around.
    A beautiful treat to visit you!

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  52. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the first photograph! I also like the clouds and the dunes! You capture these images so beautifully Arija. What a thrill it must be for you to be surrounded by beautiful nature and you render them justice.

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  53. Very beautiful photos and scenery. Did you find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

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  54. Wow - what a beautiful part of the world! Thanks for popping past my blog for SWF! :)

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  55. I am sorry that I haven’t had time to visit your blog regularly. Your blog is a paradise. My words cannot express how much I like the photos that you have posted. Each one is outstanding!
    My best wishes to you for 2009.

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  56. beautiful photos!!
    HAVE A NICE WEEK!! =O)

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  57. Arija, these photos are so lovely. I especially liked the sand dunes with shadows and sky!

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  58. I like what you said at the bottom of your post to the skywatch team. That was so thoughtful!
    Your tour was lovely too!

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  59. Arija, what a wonderful series of pictures! Now I envy you! :) But what I REALLY miss on those pristine sand dunes: MY footprints!!!
    Thank you for sharing all this beauty! :))))

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  60. EVERY place you have brought us to since I started following your blog have been equally amazing! I LOVE your corner of the world!
    Warm greetings from West Africa!

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  61. What wonderful photographs. I particularly loved the one of the sand dunes, the way the sun picks out those lovely patterns. A delight.

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  62. Wow, you got some really beautiful shots. I thought that first one was awesome and then there were more to follow!
    :-)

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  63. the desert shot is great, so are the rest!

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  64. Very much enjoyed your views of the beaches and ocean. A breath of fresh air!

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