Sunday, April 3, 2011

Walker Bay


Southern sun...

While staying near Stanford on the Klein River, we drove down the coast, along Walker Bay, and visited the beach, hidden behind spectacular, white sand dunes.


Arctotheca populifolia is this pretty grey leaved perennial that is pioneer on these dunes. Apparently the old people used the felt on the leaves as tinder for fire starting.


This daisy should have been easy, but I don't know what it is. A tiny plant in a sea of sand.


This was the longest beach I had ever seen.



No one to the left of us.


No one to the right.



Just blue and white.

11 comments:

  1. SUNDAY MORNING CHURCH AND YOU. WHAT MORE CAN ONE ASK FOR. YOUR PICTURES JUST PROVE THERE'S A GOD.

    GRANNY FROM TAMPA

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  2. Spectacular! You photo of the dunes remind me of my friend Freeman Patterson's shots of the dunes in (literally) and around the abandoned mining towns in the Namib desert(from his book Odysseys).

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  3. Some of those photographs remind me a bit of some parts, of "La cote Sauvage" on the French West Atlantic Coast. I love this awesome feeling of being all alone, in front of the immensity of the ocean. Merci, Marie :-)

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  5. Reading you LOUD AND CLEAR, tampagranny :-)

    Janet - Thank you. Wow, friend? Eeep! Please let him know that Vince carries things really well and I cook really well in camp! :-)Have you seen any of our blog posts about the Namib - don't know if you were reading the blog then. We missed the Skeleton Coast, but saw the red dunes...

    Anyes, that is a part of France that I have always wanted to see...

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  6. Did you see Western Australia from the dunes? ;-)

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  7. Could the little cerise coloured flower be Senecio elegans?

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  8. Nice to go there now. Those are some dunes.

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  9. simple breathtaking !
    awe inspiring

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  10. Absolutely beautiful, I am a sucker for deserted beaches and people-free horizons; and I love those tough little plants that grow in such a specific environment.

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  11. Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!! I can only close my eyes and imagine that I am there. (instead of my office)

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