Coastal Vistas

Albany, Esperance and Denmark – The Great Australian Bight on Australia’s remote South-west Coast

Remarkably hardy plants cling to the rocky headlands along this southerly coast; they are battered in autumn and winter by salt-laden winds but cling resolutely to life. Come springtime, they rebound in a gorgeous array of colours.

Vibrant coastal flora

Vibrant coastal flora

Pretty as a picture . . .

Pretty as a picture . . .

Hardy shrubs soften the headlands

The hardy shrubs soften the headlands appearance

The coastal waters at this western end of the Great Australian Bight are strikingly clear, the effect highlighted by beaches of bright white sand. But ocean temperatures are deceptively cool due to it being swept by the Antarctic waters of the Southern Ocean.

Rugged and remote small bays are plentiful

Rugged and remote small bays are plentiful

The tempestuous Southern Ocean has plucked many a rock-fisherman off his favourite boulder-perch and drowned him. At favoured fishing spots around this South-west coast rock-anchors are now embedded in many of the rocks for fishermen to tie themselves to. Personally, I have always had a healthy respect (tempered with fear) for the unpredictable nature of the sea and consider this version of fishing to be tempting fate a tad too far.

Cool, clear water

Cool, clear water

A beach for solitude

Solitude

Ancient, magestic and enduring

Ancient, majestic and enduring

Greens Pool

Greens Pool

The West Australain Pelican

Pelicans of Australia’s South West

Pelican and Night Heron

Pelican and Night Heron

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Coastal Vistas

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s