Rock, Water, Seaweed

Looking to the south from the Austinmer headland we see Little Austi Beach. At the far end of the beach is another smaller headland which takes you around to the main beach featured in an earlier post.

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Down on the beach the rock platform reveals its geometry.
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The triangular rocks make for interesting rock pools.

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Sea creatures trace patterns in the sand of the rock pool, revealing the multi-coloured rock underneath.

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A sharks egg captured my attention. I had never seen one before. Apparently they are sometimes called a Mermaid’s Purse. I think this is the egg of the Port Jackson shark.¬†What an great specimen.

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Up close, the seaweed situation is looking out of hand. There has been a bad storm and a huge volume of kelp has been dumped at the south end of the beach.

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Sky, sea and seaweed make a great combination for a photo. Not so inviting for a dip in the ocean.

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Swamped by seaweed. Yes, we’ve all had days like this.

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