.....or maybe not
We are in the midst of our winter here but many of my northern hemisphere friends would chuckle and say, "That's not a winter!". I can certainly see where they would have that view after experiencing a 'real' winter in Wyoming in the States some years back. By comparison I would liken our winters more to a Wyoming fall. As last Sunday was such a glorious winter's day, Michelle and Alex decided to take an impromptu drive out to Wellington Point at our bay-side and invited us along too. How could Aaron or I refuse?! Beau stayed home as he had things to do. Brad stayed home because the rocky shoreline at the bay-side is too difficult for him to negotiate due to his blindness....and Reece and Sarina were off doing their own thing for the day.
I LOVE being near the sea!
It had been over two years since I last visited the bay so my parched soul just drank in all the beauty and felt so refreshed. The smell of the salty, sea air was amazing and invigorating!
Normally we would go for a lengthy walk across that sand-bar (pictured below) but, as you may notice from the pic, the tide was already coming in when we arrived so we couldn't take our usual walk. When the tide is out, the sand-bar is quite wide and it makes for a leisurely walk way out to a teeny island called, King Island.
We had a delicious lunch of fish and chips....one of my favourite things to do when visiting the bay or the beach. These guys (Ibis) were patrolling the picnic area looking for hand-outs.
A common sight at the bay....people fishing from the jetty
Sadly, with the bay having a rocky shoreline, it makes for a lot of snagged fishing lines etc. so, as we walked the rocky shore, we collected snagged fishing lines, hooks and broken glass to put in the bin. It upsets me to see it all knowing that it puts the sea-life and bird-life at risk but, hopefully, we kept a few of them safe by our actions.
close up of a small crab we found....sadly, not alive
another jetty pic.....what is that sitting on top of the light pole?
A pelican, of course...how cute he was too!
Pelicans are one of my top three favourite birds.
I loved the play of light on the water
Thanks for a beautiful day out, Michelle and Alex (pictured below with Aaron)!
~ Love, light and peace ~