This is the Yallingup lagoon during a very low tide.
I went down to Smiths Beach this evening hoping for a decent sunset. I thought the river would reflect the light well, so I crossed the river – it isn’t very deep, but is quite fast flowing. When I looked at my camera the lens had no lens cap. I thought I must have left it at the car, and proceeded to set up this shot. As I was taking the shot(s) – it was a panorama and focus stacked, so it took a while – two young girls appeared and asked if I wanted this thing they found. It was my missing lens cap and it had been about to be washed out to sea about 100 metres to my right!
Very often sunsets here fizzle out due to a large band of cloud that forms over the horizon. Last night looked promising, so I went down to Wyadup. At the last minute a small band of cloud appeared on the horizon, and this prevented the sunset from developing into a full blown knock your socks off sunset, but it was pretty good.
The shore along this stretch is interesting. Over summer the sand will build up, and this whole area becomes a sandy beach. Most of these rocks are either covered by sand or partly covered. Then during winter the storms wash it all away again and the cycle starts over again.
This illegal immigrant came ashore at Yallingup. The authorities were quickly on the scene and constructed the detention centre.
(If that isn’t convincing then perhaps it is a Southern Elephant Seal resting on the beach while
I went with a friend for a walk along a section of the Cape to Cape Trail this morning. We parked one car at the Margaret River Rivermouth car park, and then drove back to the Ellenbrook homestead. This way we don’t have to backtrack. This was a 12.5 km walk. Instead of following the track which goes inland from Ellenbrook to the Boodjidup river mouth, we walked along the rocks and beach.
At the point where the track rejoins the beach you get this view. The sand is pure white and very fine. Most of the sand beaches along the Cape to Cape region are a yellowy/grey sand but this section is dazzling. The limestone formation on the left is called Joey’s nose. I am not sure who Joey was but he must have had a good sense of smell.
At this point we still had to walk about 2km past the headland you can see in the distance. It was a very pleasant walk. The second image is a slightly different view of the same stretch of beach.
These rock formations are just south of Cosy Corner. They offer many good possibilities for photographs. I will probably post some more from here in the future because as I look through my images it was hard to choose which one to post.