Martins Beach

the distinctive shark’s tooth rock at Martin’s Beach 

Martins Beach on the San Mateo County coast, seven miles south of Half Moon Bay. The only way onto this scenic beach is a single road through private property.  The owner restricted access to that road by displaying “No Trespassing” signs, charging parking fees, and locking its access gate. 

We went there anyways as we we advised that it is a great spot for photography, as it was. We spent few hours there watching the changing skies over the ocean. The sky had different shades depending what direction you looked at and also as time passed to evening , that also had some effect. There we about five other people there also taking photos and one surfer also came.

The colors of beach

Cypress Point Club beach

I love watching the ocean, the waves, changing colors of blue and green. The warm sand underneath my toes. Sun.

The Grotto

The Grotto is perhaps the most enchanting of all the rock formations in this part of Australia along the Great Ocean Road . Part-blowhole, part-archway, part-cave, it offers a peaceful place to enjoy the sea views and soak in the wonderful things nature is capable of.

The Grotto at the Great Ocean Road

Standing about halfway up the cliff from the sea level, the geological formation is reachable via a decked staircase that leads down from the viewing platform at the top. You can either view the wonder from above, or head down and explore it at eye-level.

Inside, the Grotto is filled with smooth boulders and serene rock pools that have been carved out of the limestone. For the best view, look into the Grotto from the lower viewing platform, where you can see the horizon, the pools, and the jutting rock formations in one go.

dreaming of …

… a walk on the beach, sand in my toes.

sand sea and rocks
sand sea and rocks

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Children on the beach
Children on the beach

Rocks, sand, dirt, paths, walks, trails

 

I’m posting this from my laptop, so my archives are on my other computer, so let’s make do with new photos

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Standing in the desert you can see the a lonesome mountain, lonely bush and a mirage. Place Kap Verde – Sal Island-
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Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Shorelines

This one is great, I have hundreds of pictures of shorelines. Love to  share these,

I will add shores from various places…all just as beautiful.

These first ones are from Finland – the last one to showing what we moving towards slowly – winter.

Linlo 2 Linlo afternoonHanasaari Helsinkinoon

Cyprus has beautiful shorelines also – and that sea – the color …so so beautiful

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Sri Lanka had some lovely beaches  and the shorelines

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The white sand in Thailand…the sea.

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