Ari and I have been walking around the Hayborough section of Encounter Bay on our early morning walks this week. It has expensive townhouses, bush between the houses and the beach and a white sand beach. This area is missed by most tourists and is frequented more by the locals—generally surfers, runners and dog walkers due to its access being hidden away.
My photography has been minimal but, I have been looking for locations along the road that would be suitable for an arial photograph of the beach, sea and sky and then one looking back to the township of Victor Harbor. The best time for this photography is just after sunrise. This morning we walked along the road and the beach around Chiton Rocks.
The early mornings are clear, crisp and there is no cloud cover. The light is very bright 30 minutes after sunrise. It’s classic autumn weather in South Australia. Hayborough is the most sought after location in the Victor Harbor section of Encounter Bay. There’s big money being spent on the holiday houses, some of which are three stories or more and take up the whole block. They make out place look very modest. Who need 4 stories for a holiday house?
Th is kind of private affluence is in such a contrast to the lack of money being spent in the township. It highlights the growing inequality in South Australia, since many shopping at Woolworths are young families with not much money. They are here because the land and house packages on the suburban edge of Adelaide is still cheap.