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I went for another walk with my camera club friend some week ago, and this time we went to a lovely beach close to where I live. I’ve been there a long time ago, and only in rough weather so we didn’t stay long. This time the weather was perfect, a lovely sunshine, around 20C/68F, the last summerish day probably. We’ve had a lovely autumn so far, with some nice temperatures and just a fair amount of rain.

They had built a path to get down to the beach, or it’s possible that I simply haven’t seen it before. From what I remember, you had to climb on rocks to get down to the beach, and that’s why I’ve never gone down there. Now it was very accessible.

I’ve never thought much of a beach in low tide. How pretty can it be, without waves? But, I soon realised how wrong I was. A beach is so much more than waves! With low tide, there are all sorts of textures, colours and shapes exposed, in the form of shells, seaweed, rocks, and so on. I quite soon crawled on my knees to take photos. I couldn’t get enough of those shells! Are these mussles? I’m such a… well, at least not a person who knows everything about the sea, although I’m happy to learn, bot because I love the sea and that I now live near the sea.

Dunworley beach
Dunworley beach
Dunworley beach
Dunworley beach
Dunworley beach

There was a cave in one of the cliffs. You could walk into it because the tide was low, and I couldn’t resist although it was terrifying. I walked in there and took some photos, and when I came to the end of it, it appeared like you could go even deeper, but that’s totally not my thing! I’m happy I saw some of it though.

Dunworley beach
Dunworley beach

When I came out, I met a man who was going for a swim. He told me that last year, a woman was caught in this cave when the tide came back in, and she had to be rescued from that hole in the “roof”. How horrible!

Dunworley beach
My friend outside the cave
Dunworley beach
Is this low tide? Maybe not. At least it’s not high tide!
Dunworley beach
Oh, the colours!

This is another area of the beach, that is quite lovely too.

Dunworley beach
Dunworley beach

We had such a nice afternoon here, with lots of chats about fun and less fun things – our walks are so therapeutic! One thing we both realised afterwards was how we went “aaww” about everything and we shot like 200 photos of rocks, but when we came home and put everything into the computer, they were all so boring! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Well, at least I’m happy about my photos of seaweed and shells, mussels, or whatever they are…

I hope you are doing well and that you’ll have a good week ahead.

Linking with Denyse Whelan’s #Lifethisweek.

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  • 4th October 2021

    What a lovely beach walk, Susanne. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos with us. #lifethisweek

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  • 4th October 2021

    Susanne, such beautiful photographs and such amazing detail you’ve been able to capture. I’ve never spent time near the ocean where there’s been cliffs and it feels like such a European thing, though I know we have some terrain like that on the south coast of Australia and Tasmania.

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  • 4th October 2021

    Your walk with a friend sounds delightful Susanne and your photos here are fabulous! I like the fact you spent the time chatting and snapping photos. It would be scary to get caught in that cave. #lifethisweek

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  • 5th October 2021

    Beautiful photos Susanne! It looks gorgeous there and I would be the same as you shooting a heap of photos. I tend to take too many of the same thing and then have to spend ages trying to work out which version is the best to use! How awful for that lady to get trapped in the cave! I’d have been like you – curious but cautious and I would’nt have gone in too far either. Have a great week!

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  • 7th October 2021

    Oh how wonderful to see these images and know how much you enjoyed being at the beach at a different time. I just visited our local beach today and it was at a partial low tide…so much to see.

    I am however, always very respectful of the ocean and its constant changes and a cave might seem fun to explore…but who knows what the next ways might bring…

    Great to have you link up for #lifethisweek. Next week, the optional prompt is Water. See you at Denyse Whelan Blogs then too I hope. Denyse.

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  • 16th October 2021

    I love the beach at low tide! Found treasures, caves, tidepools, creatures… love it. Thanks for sharing such lovely pics! I miss living within a reasonable drive of the ocean.

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  • Joanne

    19th October 2021

    What beautiful photos! We love walking the beach at low tide because you just never know what you’ll find.

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  • 23rd October 2021

    A serene and scenic walk – thank you!

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  • 27th October 2021

    What a wonderful visual escape you’ve shared here, Susanne, particularly for those of us who love the water, the ocean, the shore… and yet do not live close enough to experience it on a “regular” day. There is nothing more soothing to me than the sound of waves, whether they are breaking against the beach, or lapping gently at the shore. I love the water in all its moods and can almost hear it when I look at these pictures. Low tide is such a fascinating time, so much revealed that’s usually hidden! And yes! those certainly look like mussels, at least the ones that I indulge in when I can. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m fascinated by the small formations around them, though – coral? detritus from previous mussels attached there? something else entirely?
    I also love that you have connected so readily with this other person in your camera club! Shared hobbies and interests can be such a wonderful foundation for friendship. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you for sharing, yet again, a glimpse into your beautiful world.

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  • 29th October 2021

    A stunning place Suzanne. And such incredible captures you’ve taken. I love the textures and colours and the variety of scenery.

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