Aerial: The coast from above

I had the great fortune to  experiment with  some aerial photography yesterday. I was given the opportunity   to  fly along part of the southern Fleurieu Peninsula coastline,   courtesy of  Chris Dearden  in his yellow, homebuilt    Sonex aircraft– a Xenos motorglider.

It was the first time  that I’d  had the opportunity  to  experiment with  aerial photography and flying in a recreational aircraft was a blast.

Rosetta Head

We took off from Goolwa airport and  flew along the coast from the Murray Mouth near Goolwa  to Newland Heads in Waitpinga, then back again.  The above image  is a picture of Rosetta Head, Petrel Cove and Dep’s Beach, which is  where  we  do a lot of  our coastal poodlewalks. 

I had walked this stretch that morning with Kayla on a  poodlewalk. It was still overcast, with a sou’wester wind blowing and swirling  waves.    We saw  a couple of dolphins  hunting amongst the waves close to the shore,  whilst  a couple of Nankeen kestrels hovered  over the crops close to us.

near Dep’s Beach

The aerial photos show the ruggedness of the granite coast, whilst   walking   along the coast allows you to  see the colours in the detail of the granite rocks.

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