This charming structure on Australia’s southeastern coast is a lighthouse no more, but preserved as a historical monument. I love technology, especially sustainable solutions to human problems. However, I have to admit my nostalgia when I think that now there is a solar-powered light in front of the original structure that efficiently emits three white flashes every 18 seconds. Where’s the romance!
One of the many things to appreciate about Australia is the opportunity to take in an unobstructed coastal view, something that still exists but is not always readily available in the U.S. The Victoria coastline, even being in a relatively populated area, still offers a bit of morning solitude and, on this particular morning, beautiful light for a sunrise image.
Another thing I took special note of in Australia is the way the spindrift blows backward off the breakers. I know our waves in California have spindrift sometimes, but it seemed especially lovely along the Victoria coast. Lovely also is the morning light reflected in shallow pools dappling a shoreline rock shelf.
This is another and very different view of an amazing beach, composed entirely of cockle shells, in western Australia. In the prior post, I wrote about how the shells were compacted and how deep they were. I also mentioned that, in the past, the compacted shells were mined in blocks similar to cinder blocks and used for construction. Now, I will add that, while staying in a town near the beach, we had dinner at a small restaurant with walls made of the shell blocks. Because of the shells, the acoustics in the tiny, one-story establishment were tremendous. It would have been a great place for a concert, but then there would have been no room for dining! To see the previous post, click here.
Waves crash forcefully into a rock formation off the California coast year after year with no visible effects. Strong and firm, the rocks remain trusted seaside monuments. To see all the other images in today’s monochrome challenge, go to Leanne Cole’s blog.