Tuesday, December 29, 2009

MY WORLD and Watery Wednesday

Ah, those that go down to the sea....

witness the might of the Southern Ocean carving up the
rocky shore like butter with a hot knife. Channels and coves
and massive dark caverns crafted by deceptively smooth
crystal clear water.

The smaller channel has gouged out a massive cave deep
in the land mass as it grinds the colourful sandstone back
into sand.

All pictures are worth enlarging, but particularly this one to
appreciate the wondrous mix of colours.

Invitingly transparent and deceptively calm until a great wave
rolled in ... decidedly not a place to take a dip!

Looking back at the black hole in the coastal shelf with the Prof,
for scale. Sorry about the quality of the photos, they were taken
with a tiny camera, all I was able to carry before my last heart op.

The cave was a very useful place, providing safe and sheltered
habitation for a large colony of swallows. These and many more
wonders we experienced on the coast of the Eyre Peninsular south
of Streaky Bay in South Australia.

To see much more water and experience other views of the world.
click on either/or/and the appropriate logos on your right.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year and many more delightful
adventures in Blogland!


  1. I love those your photos,Arija! Especially in this time of year as you can see, if you go to my blog today:)

    All the best for you and yours in 2010, plenty of joy and happiness!

  2. Wow - great captures. They really give me a sense of the power of the ocean.

    Have a wonderful New Year.

  3. These are exquisite! How I wish I lived near the ocean; I was in California twice for extended periods in my life and above all else, I loved the ocean. The photos, though different in the stone formations, take me back....I can hear the lap of the water against the sand and the crash and roar of large waves hitting the beach.
    Absolutely beautiful..... :)


  4. Wonderful images - the ragged beauty and of those rocks and the grandeur of that choppy sea.

    I love the expression the rocks carved as if by a hot knife through butter.

    For a person in charge of a small camera, you did very well to capture these images.

  5. This was such a poetic post. Words and photographs were both magical. So much beauty!

  6. Beautiful snaps of wonderful artwork by nature.

    My World @ Jaaisalmer, Golden City

  7. Wow! Great place .
    Cheers for the New Year!
    Regards Arija.


  8. What BEAUTIFUL ocean views from your world! Your coastline is very different from my own.
    Hugs and blessings,

  9. wonderful post, Arija, the photos are beautiful. You are right,.. everyone be sure to enlarge to see the amazing details!

  10. fab captures of the beautiful ocean. enjoyed viewing.

  11. The sea looks so inviting and love nature's sculptures in the sandstone. Nice captures Arija.

  12. Arija, I have to agree with Leena, your photos are beautiful, warm and beckening and especially when I am so far away from my beloved beaches. It is -20C here with a wind chill that would probably freeze me in my tracks!
    Best wishes for the coming year.
    Blessings and smiles

  13. Fantastic captures as always, Arija! The color of water is breathtaking! I can't imagine ever living inland again, I love being so near the water here in Seattle!

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Enjoy!


  14. Beautiful! The sea is so blue and clear!

  15. Thank-you so much for sharing these pictures.this is a part of the world I will never see in person,so I appreciate you pictures.

  16. What a magnificent place. Amazing colors.

  17. Your ocean photos are beautiful. The coastline and the colors of the rocks are beautiful. It would be neat to see the swallows, are they cave swallows?

  18. Wow those are amazing pictures. What a beautiful place. Maybe some day I can visit there. Amazing.

  19. The streaks of colour make me see why it's called Streaky Bay.

  20. Incredible images.

    More power to you in the coming year. Peace and health and wealth for 2010 to you and yours.

  21. You're right, they are all worth enlarging and spending some time enjoying. Great series, Arija.

  22. Wow, love this place and pictures!;-)Beautiful rocks!

  23. So funny Arija we don't want to leave the house as it is freezing and how could you guys ever want to stay in. Which you obviously don't.

    Oh I am sure there are all kinds of chemicals.


  24. Dear Arija, those photos are simply stunning! I've always been fascinated (and a little frightened) of the power of water - it seems so docile yet has such force in a moment or over time. We live near the ocean and I just love it! Beautiful! Have a very Happy New Year!! Hugs, Silke

  25. Oh my God! I should have immigrated to Australia when I had the chance, but then again I have invoked God's names in so many places I have visited, it's just that Australia seems to have been so blessed, perhaps because it is so alone down there that God gave it extra doeses of beauty. Of course they may go unnoticed by so many. It takes someone like you to bring out that beauty to light. Thank you Arija, how have you been? I returned to work for the first time today having been under the weather for a week.

  26. Oooh, I love the second pic -it would make a great painting (since I'm an artist)!

  27. What a beautiful place!

    My entry, wishing you and your family a fruitful new year!

  28. What a magnificent place. I am always fascinated by the power of the water against rock. Great photos!

    And thank you for your birthday wishes for my Cat. I extend birthday wishes to all of your Capricorns. February is also our month, my paternal grandfather on the 4th,my mother on the 10th and my stepgrandmother on the 11th, me on the 21st, my son on March 8th.

    May 2010 bring you Peace, Health, plenty of water for your beautiful farm, and Joy to your family.



  29. Gorgeous shots Arija. This looks like a place I could relate to. Warm breezes and beautiful scenery.
    Happy New Year.

  30. your country is so blessed with this beauty of nature!

  31. Arija,
    Wow, so beautiful!! That second photo especially moves me. What amazing colour in all of them. That looks like a spectacular place to spend some time.


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