Saturday, December 15, 2012

Morning in Red Rock, NSW, Australia

The sound of the waves crashing into these isolated rocks along the beach is wonderful. The rocks really are red.

 This is the headland. There is a person standing on it so you can get an idea of the size.

There are several boardwalks leading from the beach to town.

The sun was making the water look like pure silver. This was at about 7:30. I'd have to be out there by 5:30 to catch the sunrise.

These stairs lead over the dunes to Little Beach.

This is Big Beach.

This boardwalk leads from Big Beach to Little Beach.

The foliage here is so different from what we see in Canada.

 Here you can get a glimpse of Little Beach over the bushes.

The tide was coming in so the beach was quite small. At high tide it is mostly underwater.

This is a swampy area beside the road leading back to town.

The road to town.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

First Red Rock Hike

Carmel and I took a morning walk on the beach today. The weather is warm but not hot and quite windy.

 I'm feeling a bit windblown but happy to be barefoot on the beach.

Miles of beach and  not a soul in sight.

There were a lot of these Bluebottle Jellyfish on the sand
washed up by the tide.

Even apples enjoy the beach here in Red Rock.

We found this turtle shell on the beach. This was taken just before Carmel started retching from the smell!

The path up through the dunes to Carmel and Joe's house.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Last Hike of November

Harold and Lori and I went on the last hike of November yesterday.  We had to start later in the afternoon due to other commitments so we only walked three miles along the Trans Canada Trail.  It was pretty cold so I only took my gloves off for one photo. Therefore, this blog post is more about the meal we had after the hike.

 As an appetizer we had lobster tails which had been in my freezer for quite some time. It seemed a good occasion to enjoy them. We dipped them in butter and lemon juice.

 Lori mixed up a delicious salad which we rolled into Vietnamese rice papers.
We dipped them in peanut sauce or sweet chili sauce.  Yummy!

For dessert I made a fruit salad to eat with yogurt. The hike was good but the meal was even better!