We had a foggy photowalk when Heather Petty stayed with us at Encounter Bay over the weekend. She arrived late Friday afternoon and returned to Adelaide on Sunday afternoon. Encounter Bay provides a relaxing time away from her work and daily routines in Adelaide. It’s time out so, to speak.
We went on a couple of photowalks together with the poodles along the coast over the weekend. She joined us on the Friday afternoon, as we slowly made our way along the granite rocks towards Deps Beach from Kings Beach Rd, where I had parked the Forester.
It was an enjoyable photowalk as there was little wind, the temperature was pleasant and the autumn light was soft:
The Sunday morning walk was notable for its dense, foggy conditions, which are rather unusual on the coast of the southern Fleurieu Peninsula. The fog is quite different to the more normal misty, autumn mornings.
The tide was also very low that morning, and so we were able to venture amongst the rocks that would usually be inaccessible because of the waves sweeping across the rocks. Kayla did her standing guard thing whilst we photographed.
Some sea mist came in on Saturday afternoon, but it was very light and made little difference to the photography. In contrast, the fog on the Sunday morning changed the atmosphere on the coast as we walked along the Heritage Trail.
The fog also changed the way the granite rocks looked. colours were more subdued and the forms were more dramatic.
The fog lasted until the late morning and the day then became bright and sunny. The temperatures increasing during the week, followed by a gentle cool change with the occasional, passing shower.
We need a lot more rain. The land is still very dry.