Tuesday, September 22, 2009

First Day Of Autumn

We've had another spell of hot weather and the warm ocean temperature has been holding, so when my daughter stopped by and invited me along to the beach, it was a welcome break from work. The tide was extremely low in the late afternoon, with lots of sand and some exposed reefs. There wasn't much surf, but that didn't stop anyone from having a good time. The clouds were reflected on vast expanses of wet sand.

The reefs were covered with clusters of mussels, while the mussels were covered with clusters of even smaller creatures.

There'd been a landslide since my last walk. Our sandstone cliffs are vulnerable to the elements and some of the houses on the cliff top are getting precarious. This slide took away a good chunk of the cliff.

This group of youngsters was in good humor and high spirited, with energy to burn. After sitting in classrooms all day, they were bursting to get in the water.

My daughter caught a few last waves and we headed home.


Delwyn said...


Those encrusted mussels look like a marine walnut...my youngest daughter is a surfer too...

Happy days

steven said...

hello golden west - what a huge landslide. i wonder if anybody heard it or saw it happen? lucky kids to surf at the end of a "hard day". lucky daughter - mine looked at these pics in envy!! have a lovely day. steven

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely gentle post and a wonderful memory to carry in your head on cold wet winter days. (do you have that kind of weather where you live?)