Monday, February 21, 2011

MY WORLD ~ Moonta Bay

Moonta Bay is situated on the far coast of the Yorke Peninsula
in South Australia, approximately a three and a half hour drive
from us.

When we arrived in the late afternoon, I stepped out onto our
balcony and pointed my lens at Port Hughes in the distance.

Sunset from our balcony.

Who needs the raking of a Japanese garden when nature gives
one this on the beach in the early morning?

The Moonta Bay jetty, beloved of fishermen/women,

and all lit up by the rays of the early morning sun.

I caughts nothing in the morning except for a few nice shots
but the evening saw us bagging a bucket full of crabs.

Crab and bait fish in the net.

Here's looking at you kid!

and 'as you like it', cooked to perfection on a plate.

More photos to follow on World Bird mem and SkyWatch later in the week.

With thanks to the My World Team for letting me share my delicious crabs with all of you.


  1. Fantastic photos of your world. I love the beach and the sky looks beautiful. The curvy lines in the sand do look neat.

  2. Oh che belle immagini...e che bel pesce !!!!
    Buona giornata :)

  3. Good morning! I love this post. It has all the patterns, textures and colors that make my day go ZING! I hope you have a lovely day my dear Arija. I am off to another week of work. Sigh* Weekends are so short and few and fewer still are relaxing weekends. I am ready to retire. Haha! Tsup!

    P.S. Okay Blogger is pushing it. My word verification is fulatio.

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  5. Magical colors and textures in your beautiful world.

  6. Beautiful images.The sunset is gorgeous.

  7. You've been given the gifts of beauty and bounty. Superb!

  8. well that looks like a pretty excellent place to spend some time! I could go for a nice beach about now. Love those sand ripples (sand is so cool!) and what a perfect sunset. Fun!

  9. Well, you know I love them all, Arija! Anything at a beach lights my day! Love the crab, bet you had a great meal -- one of my favorite for sure! And what a great beach with the curvy lines! Marvelous post as always! Hope it was a great break for you and that your week is off to a fun start! I know -- that's pushing it a little, but I can wish you fun and giggles!


  10. Oh, that sunset and that beach... just stunning!

  11. Beautiful pictures, Arija. I loved the one with the sand. :)

  12. I love the "combed" beach, Arija! That sunset is spectacular, too.

  13. What a wonderful holiday location ~ the photo of the jetty in the morning light is just magical.
    "Adelaide and Beyond"

  14. The lines in the sand are like art! The beach is beautiful with the blue sky overhead.

  15. Not only sounds good, but tastes good also!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  16. What a beautiful place. I love all the shots and the ridges in the sand make fantastic photographic opportunities.

  17. This is a lovely place, I am sure you have a great, relaxing time there. The photos are like always LOVELY!

  18. May I join you with that crab dinner. Actually, my favourite is the Australian mud crab. The best in Queensland. I wonder if Yasi had affected the crab's habitat.

  19. What a great set of shots - hope the crabs were good. The beach pictures are just pure OZ. Splendid.

    Stewart M - (a different part of) Australia

  20. A lovely series of photographs, makes me want to pack a bag and head for the beach but maybe not until it's a little warmer :)

  21. Wowzers, are those patterns in the sand for real? Amazing! And your crabs look mouth watering! What a fantastic trip . xoxo

  22. Arija dearest, I am so glad you had a great time with your friend. 30 years is a long time. Hey, we have been friends for over 3 years! That's 1/10 of 30. I hope you see the squid next time you go to Moonta Bay.

    By the way, when I was young, my friends and I often went to the beach. We would take off our shoes and tread on the wave patterns on the sand!

  23. Amazing photos, great post!
    I love krabs.

  24. spectacular photos! the light, the sand ripples, the crabs--all beautiful. what a lovely peek into your world.

  25. An amazing collection of photographs. Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a generous comment. Here is the reply I left you back there.

    Reply to Arija...

    You suffered things I can't even imagine. I have always tried to see as much history on WWII as I can on television and a lot of it is about Nazi Germany more so than about Japan. People suffered and died and the Third Reich lasted 12 years under Hitler and his ideal Germany. I know people starved to death and have seen the old woman run her finger around the rim of a 55 gallon drum and lick whatever came off on her finger off. People ate dead people and dead horses and almost anything they could find to stay alive one more day.

  26. tres belles photos de la plage et le crabe donne envie ;)

    Remember, Every Friday, The Challenge "Walk In The Street Photography"

  27. Oh, how I could get right into this world Arija. I love the ocean, and I love crab too. So tasty!

  28. lovely post

    Some stunning images, the ripples in the sand is very evocative, the sunset is devine, the blue sea is dreamy and the clear water looks like all water should look


  29. I had to come see your wavy sand that mimics my clouds. :)
    I love your thought of raking a Japanese garden.
    Your liquid eye candy in the next post is a wonderful shot!


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