situated right within murramang national park, pebbly beach is one of many stunningly beautiful beaches in new south wales’ south coast. just after tasting the most wonderful meat pies ever (they were “award-winning”, after all), we took a short detour from the main route for some beach time, and found ourselves on pebbly beach which, most notably, featured a distinct absence of pebbles.
it’s a beautiful beach, complete with natural dune vegetation and miniature rock pools at both ends. well worth spending a few hours! it’s also where we had our first encounter with kangaroos right on the beach, hopping around, grazing, and apparently just having a good time.
another picture from the piz val gronda excursion in 2011:
the hdr panorama shows part of the fimba valley (fimbatal) at the swiss-austrian border.
the rugged landscape on the right is the result of tectonic windows, where marble columns “poke through” the eroding slate.
working in the tropical rainforest of far north queensland doesn’t just mean you have an insane variety of tropical fruit available at your fingertips. it also means you can pop out for a swim in one of countless water holes, every now and then.
pictured: the aptly named “blue water hole”, surrounded by lush rainforest, and almost always crocodile-free.
since google now allows embedding of photospheres, i thought i’d share three more that i posted on g+ while in australia:
tropical rainforest at mossman gorge, far north queensland:
i’m not usually somebody who jumps off big things. at least not without a rope or chute.
here’s a picture of my first ever dive from a height of more than 1 meter, at wattamolla beach, royal national park, australia.
because the tide was low-ish, the water level was almost exactly 10 meters below.
every few years, math and i find a cute little bookshop that is literally bursting with books. our latest discovery was grub street bookshop in fitzroy, melbourne:
right across the street, there’s a freaky baby mounted on the wall of a house. [more...]
today’s flashback photo from the land down under depicts the sun setting behind strong surf at johanna beach, a small settlement just off the infamous great ocean road.