Monday, January 4, 2010

MY WORLS ~ Eyre Peninsular Coast

Sometimes when I suffer from cabin fever being land locked on the
farm and a two hour drive from the sea, the Prof indulges me by
driving 500 miles and then some to the OCEAN!

The west coast of the Eyre Peninsular looking south towards
Antarctica, majestic in its beauty and so deceptive in its strength.


















Roaring in to assault the shore with its might to carve it into
weird and wonderful shapes.

















The Bathtub, a football field sized hollow carved out by roaring
high tides washing in through a gateway sized opening. The sea
has time and to spare to do her handiwork. unhurried and
unceasing she sculpts. Slowly, grain by grain she gnaws creating
ever growing sculptures incomparable in beauty.

















How beautiful the blues of the water against the soft dunes and
hard rocky shore, but, like the wicked witch who wears a loving smile,
dare to enter her domain and she will chuckle at your foolhardiness
and drag you in her undertow to certain death.

















Her might and majesty as she whips up an army of rolling waves
that even fill the air with spume.

For me, the rush of salt laden wind fills my thirsting soul's longing
and once more it takes flight across the seven seas and is at peace.

















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41 comments:

  1. Your sea and beach truly are spectacular!

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  2. Arija, this coastline is dramatic and deceiving. Maybe a safe soak in the "bathtub." Awesome captures. Glad you get an ocean fix once in a while, bless your hubby for making the drive.

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  3. Breathtaking and awesome, Arija! What a marvelous place, and as always, your words paint their own picture of the joy you find there. I would find it there as well. Fantastic captures! Hope your new year is off to a great start!

    Sylvia

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  4. Wow, the blues of the water is the first thing that catches my eye.Just beautiful. It is amazing what the wear of water can carve into rocks and land. You would never know the different layers that the rock was made of probably if the water had not eroded it.

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  5. Beautiful sea, beautifully captured!

    i empathize with you feeling landlocked,
    so kind and loving of the Prof to take you there.
    Happy New Year to both of you!

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  6. These are such fantastic shots. I love the coast but have never been to yours. It looks amazing.

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  7. The water is so blue! What amazing photos!

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  8. What an ocean Arija - such a wonderful blue, so fierce and with the added thought that far, far in the distance the next land is Antarctica. Thank you for a glorious look at such beauty.

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  9. Oh, gosh, and it's worth every mile. I think I'm farther than 500 miles to the ocean. Sigh.

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  10. Beautiful and awe-inspiring. The colours are gorgeous and yet it's not difficult to see that your warning about the might of the ocean must be heeded.
    Happy New Year to you, Arija.
    Janice.

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  11. It sounds as though you and I feel the same about the sea :)

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  12. absolutely gorgeous beaches there...makes me homesick for southern california.
    have a wonderful week.
    erin

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  13. The water is such a lovely blue. I'm trying to imagine a shore that looks towards Antarctica. It's boggling my mind.

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  14. Splendid views. Well worth the 500-mile drive.

    Happy New Year.

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  15. What amazing captures! Thank you for your visit and kind comments.
    Happy 2010!!

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  16. Gorgeous shots.The blues are so intense.Thanks for the visit to the ocean.:)
    Blessings,Ruth

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  17. What a beautiful blue ocean and the beach has not a soul in sight to enjoy it. Great shots, Arija.

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  18. I love that copper sulphate blue sea.

    I wish you a great year ahead.

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  19. Her might and magesty! Yes, such "terrible" beauty! It was a delight sharing this! Thanks.

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  20. Such a beautiful, sweeping beach.

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  21. What a spectacular place! It looks like a combination of the Mediterranean and our Pacific Northwest, but totally unique.

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  22. Beautiful coast line and natural bath tub.

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  23. So wonderful to see those landscapes, blue sea and summer and soo hard to imagine it here, where we have -30C and every day is coming more and more snow, but also our snowy views are beautiful, not very colourful as you can guess :)

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  24. Amazing shots - and I just love that magnificent blue!

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  25. This is dazzling Arija. I can almost fee the salt wind lick my face, and smell the crusty sea.

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  26. amazing shots, you are one great photographer! regards from mixpix =)

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  27. What beautiful pictures of your sea and beach.

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  28. Arija: What a beautiful scene, I can see how it makes your heart happy to see these sites. We have the shores of Lake Erie close but nothing to compare to this.

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  29. The ocean there is an incrediby beautiful shade of blue! Lovely yet fierce.

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  30. The colours are beautiful Arija. And your words to me are even more beautiful.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  31. What marvelous picture. Thanks for taking us on this journy. THe blue colors are wonderful.

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  32. Wonderful photos and commentary. The power and the beauty of nature are unsurpassed.

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  33. These photographs are so spectacular. The colour is wonderful. However, what really makes this post for me, is your text. You have made the entire experience come to life. You craft and carve as much as does that Great Southern Ocean. And to think, the vast majority of Australians have never experienced this!

    Such a good post.

    I am glad you enjoy wandering around cemeteries. I have met many people who feel the same. My guess is that along the GSO there are cemeteries perched atop cliffs as memorials to all the sailing ships of the 19th century that perished there, victims of the Roaring Forties. I know there are along the coastline of Victoria.

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  34. Wow! I wish I lived only 2 hours from this, you are blessed! And how cool is that bathtub lol!

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  35. Nice, very nice. Must get there someday...

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  36. What lovely colors! Our water never looks like that.
    That must have been a wonderful trip.

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  37. beautiful! i'm a sucker for coastal scenes :D

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  38. The power and beauty of those shots make my evening.

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  39. Lovely pictures and a wonderful invocation story. I like those waves carving out the bath tub grain by grain. very powerful waters.

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  40. Truly delightful . Love the water and the scenes.
    Thank you for sharing Arija.

    Regards.

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  41. What a spectacular post Arija! I love the story you share here, telling us of the sea, and all her power! What an amazing view, it is no wonder it calls to you, drawing you so many miles across land. What a beautiful force to enjoy!

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