Yesterday I was still on holidays and it was too hot to stay in the city so I packed my beach things and a giant bottle of half frozen water and headed south. I went a bit further than I usually go, to a little seaside town called Kiama. It is known for a natural rock formation through the volcanic rock called The Blowhole. When there's an incoming tide, a decent swell and the wind is blowing from the south east the sea erupts through it like a geyser. I've seen it spout in winter when there's a howling storm. But I'm rambling. I had a hankering to see the town again and indeed it still has a cute village feel to it. Touristy and arty enough to be interesting but not taken over with high rise apartments. I hope that never happens. I had a good time eating ice cream and looking through the artisan stores on the main street but my real aim was to take some underwater photos in the rock pools.
The non-blowing Blowhole and shadows along the fence
It's a scenic area, well frequented by travellers
I'd love to travel the coast in something like this..
Volcanic Latite cliffs
The Kiama rock pool shrouded in sea spray
The rock pool above is the spot I thought would be good for a few underwater shots but it didn't yield anything but concrete blocks and barnacles. I really enjoyed the cool swim though. What did give me a world of riches were the little tidal pools further along. I scrambled around at the edge of the show etaking shots of a totally different world..
All this wonder, just below the surface..
Have a good weekend,