Random twigs may reach out here and there to impede the progress of the arrow-straight wisps of water. But the falls continue to cascade down, down, down over the rock face of a gorge in eastern Australia.
As a Californian familiar with the hot politics of coastal accessibility, I reveled in the wild stretches of Australian beach along the Indian Ocean. This one shows only a slight hint of human habitation.
On this quiet shore in western Australia, remnant strands of seaweed are are brought in by the tide and deposited like a flock of geese in a v formation.
The waters of the Indian Ocean lap against the shoreline of this quiet nature reserve in Western Australia. Quiet, that is, until staff bring out buckets of fish and a group of bottlenose dolphins swims up for a snack! Once the dolphins are satisfied, they swim back out to sea.
The words that come to mind when I look at this bird are “confident” and “well fed.” The pelican’s stance is one that conveys comfort in, and possibly even enjoyment of, being close to a human with a camera. It lives in a preserve where it is protected and has ample food. Sure, the bird could fly away. But it didn’t!
In the moments before dark, quiet stillness sets in on the ocean shore off Western Australia.
Land, Sea and Sky
Soon after leaving the beach of shells from yesterday’s post, the lighting turned to twilight.
Then the finale for the day on the shore of the Indian Ocean was streams of light falling through openings in the passing clouds.