The recent king-tides along the coast of the southern Fleurieu Peninsula  made it difficult for us  to walk  amongst the coastal rocks  both in the early morning and the late afternoon on  many occasions. We stayed on the clifftop heritage trail and looked down on the wild seas crashing over the rocks  we would usually walk amongst.

Kayla and  I  were able to venture  to walk along the  littoral zone one morning between my return from  photographing in Melbourne  for the SALA exhibition   and before I left to go on the  photocamp at Balranald  for the Mallee Routes project.

quartz+granite, am

It was one of those infrequent lovely winter mornings— cloud,  sunshine  and very  little wind–that allowed time for wander around, look at  how things had changed due to the king tides and  to do some photography.   

Even  then, the tide were still very high,  and we had to be quite careful not to be caught by the rogue waves as we scampered amongst the rocks.

big tide, am

I didn’t  try to stand on a rocky  outcrop and photograph the wild,  surging seas as I had done on an earlier occasion before going on the camel trek to the Northern Flinders Ranges.