Posts Tagged ‘Austinmer


More uploads to the new site

Here are some more uploads onto the new site. These were taken on Australia Day, 26th of January 2012.

Austinmer sea mist ocean beaches swimmers

If you think it looks cold, you’re wrong. It was quite hot, even with this ocean mist spending most of the day with us. It did clear for a while but then it came back.

Austinmer beaches Australia Day sea mist

Austinmer rocks sea beaches NSW swimmers misty

It really was a remarkable day, and when I finally got into the water, continuously crashing waves forced air under the water so that it felt like being in soda water – very cool and refreshing!


Table for two

Table for two, originally uploaded by smallfox2.

Taken at Austinmer on Australia Day. This is their version of a high-rise restaurant, I guess.

Rainbow Lorikeets.

I was on a hill which the plant grew beside so was able to get a nice angle on them. They were really more interested in food than posing, though.



Exotic, originally uploaded by smallfox2.

Exotic to me at least, these misty hills.
Taken at Austinmer on Australia Day 2011, the sea mist crowning on the hills behind the town.


South Coast

South Coast, originally uploaded by smallfox2.

Looking at Austinmer beach and cliffs on the South Coast of New South Wales.


Sea Anemone

Sea Anemone, originally uploaded by smallfox2.

Spotted under the cliffs at Austinmer. There were a few of them, much to my surprise, where a couple of hours later these rock pools were under water from the rising tide.


Australia Day at the Beach

Australia Day at the Beach, originally uploaded by smallfox2.

It was hot and humid and the perfect weather for being at the beach and not somewhere else.


Australia Day at the beach – Austinmer

We spent Australia Day this year (January 26th) at Austinmer, on the south coast of New South Wales, below Sydney. It was warm to hot as we drove along and then we crested the hills and the comparitive coolness was like a breath of fresh air – well, it was.

As we drove back down the tree covered hills again, I at first thought that it was very odd that I could see nothing beyond the trees. It soon enough occurred to me that it was a mist or fog that was preventing me from seeing further. When we got down there, trying to find a place to set up amongst the crowd, I was amazed at just how thick the mist was, and it was kind of surreal to see people swimming with this mist about because I normally associate swimming at the beach with hot, sunny days. Well, it was quite hot, very muggy, and the water proved to be the best place to be, though the flags were narrowly placed so everyone was in a sort of queue. Swimming wasn’t much of an option – everyone just played in the waves.

If you ever get a chance, the south coast of New South Wales is a beautiful place to spend your time. The ‘mountains’ (in Australia, we don’t have much in the way of mountains, so we call big rocky hills mountains) come down to the sea, they are covered in trees and each cove has a small village-like settlement. As you can see from these pics, it is something (excuse me but I was just interrupted by a large Orchard Swallowtail butterfly in my home and had to help it out to safety) of a wonderland of nature!

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