Normanville is on the west side of the peninsula and we made our way north towards Adelaide stopping at many of the beaches and bays along the way. Alas for Colin, still no surf but lots of beautiful coastline. It made me think of just how much coastline we have in Australia, no wonder we gravitate towards it. (actually Australia is ranked 7th in the world for longest coastline - Canada has the most by far)
|A stones throw from Normanville is Carickalinga, |
a fantastic little beach with so few people.
We returned here at the end of the day for a swim.
|Port Willunga/Aldinga Beach|
|Port Willunga Beach|
|Port Noarlunga has a fantastic jetty|
|And clear water|
|And some rock pools|
|And a reef at the end of the jetty where lots of people were snorkelling|
It was strange to find ourselves in traffic and amongst houses and 'normal life'. It was not a nice feeling. We were glad to turn around once we reached Christies Beach and head back to small towns and open spaces and beaches with not many people.
Another day we headed to the east side of the peninsula and checked out a few south facing beaches. Lots of swell and wind this way. The churning water was sand laden, even Colin was not tempted in here today.
|There is always dredging happening here|
Enough of beaches for a bit (but not the coast), another day we decided to walk a small section of the Heysen Trail. We took in the views at Rosetta Bluff and then walked along the beautiful coast to Kings Beach, actually a bit further because we were enjoying it so much and you always want to know what is around the next corner!
|The walking trail follows the coast down there|
|such a dramatic granite coastline|
|The start of the walk|
|wonder what is over the hill|
|wind blown and dry grass and bushes|
|what's around the corner|
|the perfect spot for a rest|