Australian seascape and landscape photography

Posts tagged “tidal

Balnarring Beach Groynes

The groynes at Balnarring Beach serve to reduce erosion at the water’s edge. Most of the groynes are simply a line of posts connected together by planks creating a straight sea wall.
I was struggling to find something interesting on the beach then stumbled across this baby zig-zagging out into the bay.

Below – Zig Zag.
Balnarring Beach - Jim Worrall - Western Port Bay - Australia - long exposure - ND400

Below – The usual straight groyne.
Balnarring Beach - Jim Worrall - Groyne - Western Port Bay - Australia

Below – The making of Zig Zag.
Using ND400 to simplify an image - Jim Worrall


A King Tide at Grantville

My initial plan was to stop at Grantville, visit the bakery for a mandatory steak pie and cappuccino, then take a long stroll along the beach.
The consumption of the pie and cappuccino went nicely to plan. On arrival at the beach all that had changed.

Where’s the beach gone? ………….
I had apparently arrived at the peak of a king tide. There was no sand to be seen anywhere, much less walk along.

Pictured below – looking out towards the jetty the fishermen appeared to be almost walking on water. It was unusual to see the water lapping across the platform on the lower section of the jetty.

Grantville jetty during a king tide - Jim Worrall - Westernport Bay

Luckily there aren’t many jumping sharks in Westernport Bay!
Fishermen on Grantville jetty during a king tide - Jim Worrall - Westernport Bay

Pictured below – A few images from along the beach, north of the jetty, taken with a Lumix LX3 camera.
It’s amazing how salt tolerant these trees can be.

Grantville beach at high tide - Jim Worrall - Westernport Bay

Grantville beach at high tide - Jim Worrall - Westernport Bay

Where’s my sandy beach gone?
Due to the king tide, navigating the coast required walking through low lying vegetation, and it didn’t feel right. 😦

Grantville beach at high tide - Jim Worrall - Westernport Bay

Grantville beach at high tide - Jim Worrall - Westernport Bay

I should check my tide charts more often.

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