Friday, August 30, 2013

Day Trip - the beach

My Mum and I drove down to the beach during the week. There's lots of popular beaches but we chose one you can only get to by 4WD. Because of the high tide the previous night there was no way you could drive in without getting bogged, but it's only a km through the mud flats and mangroves to reach the ocean so we walked in by foot. Here's some of the interesting things I photographed on our day trip -
Some pretty pink flowers growing on the mud flats.
A big clawed crab ready to dive into his burrow.
A gorgeous wild sunflower against the cloudless blue sky.
Another pretty little crab found on the track through the mangroves.
A crab hole whose occupant obviously doesn't have flood insurance.
A red Yabby warning me not to get too close.
Spikey shell we found along the beach.
Pretty coconut tree.
Pied Oystercatcher along the waterfront.
Red-capped plover darting across the sand.
Sooty Oystercatcher taking off into the surf.
The perfect end to a perfect day at the beach.

4 comments:

Christine M said...

Great photos Manda. Are you sure you're not on some exotic island! LOL!

Melody said...

Beautiful photos. Crabs are such comical little creatures.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

amazing photos Manda

Allie said...

Love the pics - take me with you next time!!!!!