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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

SUN, SURF AND SPIT

Last week we went to The Spit at main Beach near Southport on the Gold Coast. It is a 40 minute drive from home. It was a beautiful sunny Spring day even though we are still in winter. We walked out to the end of the spit, which is a rock wall protecting the boats leaving and entering the seaway, a body of water between the mainland and South Stradbroke Island.

 We walked past the entrance to a small beach where the surfboard riders access the surf.


 Then we walked along the spit to the end where there is a little lighthouse. The man is pointing across the opening to the seaway. Below is what he saw.
 South Stradbroke Island is behind the other rock wall.

People enjoyed relaxing in the winter's sun.


We could see the towers of Surfer's Paradise in the distance.

20 comments:

  1. LOL, We have a song here in France called Sea, sex and sand, for a momemt I wondered what you had been up to but then I realised I read it wrongly !! Love these photos, the sea and surrounding areas make for great photos. Have a good day t'other Diane

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  2. Althoug you are in wintertimes, the sea looks pretty inviting with its blue colour. Here he is always grey.

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  3. a truly beautiful beach and area, love the view of the city towers, and the umbrellas shot is gorgeous. I laughed at the spit since I thought you were going to say you had to spit, not that you walked out ON a spit..

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  4. Hi Diane, what a beautiful beach and spit. I enjoyed "walking" along with you. It's almost spring here (Friday!) and we've had wonderful sunny weather. Have a great day. Jo

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  5. your winter is very similar to our summer

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  6. Beautiful pictures from beach..

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  7. Not Porpoise Spit? It looks warm and sunny. It's interesting to see there is a definite boundary to the Surfers high rise buildings.

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  8. Can't believe those photos weren't taken in the Summer. You have so many different types of scenery on your doorstep.

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  9. Your winter sun looks like our summer sun, lol ! I wished I could see this life !

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  10. Thank you for sharing this beautiful area Diane, your photos are lovely and so is this area. I would enjoy sitting on that rock staring out to sea.

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  11. I think winter is often one of the better times to visit our beaches. Beautiful scenes.

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  12. Hello, what a pretty place for a walk. I love the views of the sea and beach. Lovely photos! Have a happy day and weekend!

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  13. Ah the joys of living by the seaside! Beautiful shots Diane, looks like a lovely day by the coast.. lucky aren't we ☺

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  14. Wow---how gorgeous.... I love the beautiful colors of the water and the sky.... You do live in an awesome place in this world... WOWOWOWOWOW.... Do you all ever get hurricanes or cyclones or tornadoes down there?????

    My son is okay after the horrible hurricane which hit Texas... He finally got out a little yesterday (after about 5 days stuck inside).. BUT--he was safe and his home is fine... Many people lost their homes and so much during this horrible storm.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  15. This looks like a perfect spot to enjoy a beautiful Spring day -- especially if it is still winter!

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  16. That's a wonderful place to spend a sunny day. It looks quite calm for surfing.

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  17. I'd rather be on the beach that in one of the tower blocks opposite.

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  18. Looks like winter is beautiful when at the beach, Diane. A lovely group of photos, as always, and I especially enjoyed the last one of the cityscape.

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  19. Oh my what a cool way to watch the ocean!

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  20. Beautiful place to watch the ocean (one of my favorite 'activities').... the shot with the pink umbrella is really neat. Seeing the tall buildings across reminds me of Florida and the Gulf Coast -- which really surprised us the first time we visited those beaches -- because you don't see that here on the pacific Coast. it's wilder.

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