Wednesday, 2 September 2009

WASHED UP ON WATERSIDE WEDNESDAY

WASHED UP ON THE BEACH
For this weeks Waterside Wednesday my post shows what was washed up on the beach during our recent rough weather.
Go to Barbara Jacksier's blog and see some more posts on Waterside Wednesday
Check out the water rushing under the beach huts.

To get some photos Max and I were running along the beach dodging the waves

This one shows Max standing up on some steps waiting for the water to flow back

See the ramp here, that is where I jumped up to to sit and wait for the water to go back

Here are my feet dangling off the ramp where I was trying to get a photo of the big fish and got swamped



Lots of seaweed

Seaweed
Driftwood and seaweed

Lots of froth on the water and sand

Lots of froth seaweed and black sand
Jelly fish

Jelly fish

This starfish is starting to 'curl up its toes'

Just look at this rubbish - plastic bottles,candy wrappers, plastic bags.
People need to think before they throw something in the gutter or water as it usually ends up on the beach and endangers our sealife

35 comments:

Natasha Burns said...

Oh my gosh Alison I nearly jumped when I saw that picture and thought it was a shark!!!

Lori said...

the picture of the garbage makes me sad...i get SO mad when i see people littering...it is the epitome of laziness!!!


your other pics are lovely Alison!!!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Wow, it's a good thing that water didn't come up much higher. You really captured everything going on though!

I completely agree with you on all the garbage, we face the same problems on our beaches here in the United States. Some folks just have no brains, that's all there is to it!

vintage at heart said...

Wonderful!!! Love these bits of your beach and yes the rubbish makes me sad too!
Have a lovely day!

Jane said...

Beautiful photos! They really capture faces of the sea. It saddens me to see trash washed up on the beaches. My last day at our local beach was actually quite clean. Hopefully people are becoming more aware...

Jane (artfully graced)

Drawn to The Sea said...

Poor little huts... if the sea wants them, she'll have them. I'm struck by the color of the jellies. They look so innocent, don't they?

Maya said...

Hope these huts will still be standing for more years to come...as sand shifts and the water comes closer in certain areas. The garbage always stirs me up. I don't get it how people can be that disconnected from nature.

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey chickadee!
Omg I would of love to been there! I would of been getting those shells lol What kind of fish is that??? It makes me so mad to see all that trash come on ppl seriously how hard is it to hold on to something till you see a trash can?!? Glad you had fun and got your feet wet! hugs

toodles-
Sarah

LiLi M. said...

You are so right to warn people. Starfish were common when I was about 6 over here, but now, nada! I am 47 now and I don't think they will be back in another 40 years.
Great photos!

Florence and Mary said...

What great photos yet again!

Victoria xx

Barbara Jacksier said...

I am continually appalled at folks disregard for the health of our oceans and our planet. In the era before plastics, at least folks trash turned into beach glass for those who came later to collect!

shabbydreaming said...

AWESOME pictures babe!!!

Lori said...

Hi Alison
SO sad about the trash, isn't it sickening? Is erosion getting at the waters edge or were the houses meant to be so close? Quick question, do you folks have national health care? If so write me of what you feel about it, I'm doing some work for a school paper, love,Lori

Beach Vintage said...

I live on the beach and I am constantly watching rubbish come in with the tides. It is so terrible, people that do this make me very angry. On a lighter note, thanks so much for stopping by Beach Vintage and leaving a comment.

The Things We Carried said...

Dear Alison, How lovely it was to see you had dropped in!

I love the sea.

Kellie Collis said...

For some funny reason i love the sea foam!

Rubbish is not good!!

Pearl Maple said...

Great photos from the beach. Wild weather we have been having lately!

Garbage in the water is a sad thing. Nothing worse than thinking about that pile wrapping around a little turtle or dolphin and dragging them down.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Alison
Thanks for popping in my way.
I just love your beach here. So wonderful like something from a movie. I may have to vacation down your way one day. Sorry to see the garbage. I live near the beach which is bordered by a large park so you can imagine what it looks like after the 'herds' are finished for the day. Thanks again Julie

Jodie LeJeune said...

Wow Allison, you got some great photo shots but I agree that your beach is taking a beating. Not only by Mother nature but people too. So sad.
everything vintage

rebecca said...

Oh I love the sea...thanks for the photos!

Fete et Fleur said...

I really hope they are able to do something for that stretch of beach.

I don't understand how in our modern day and age people can still litter like that. Makes me sad.

Nancy

rochambeau said...

Hi Alison,
Fab photos of your world! Your beach and the little houses are magical. All wonderful, sans the plastic trash.
Have a great day!
xox
Constance

Antique Rose Designs said...

Hi Alison the photos are great. Sounds like youhad a nice day. Can't wait to get down to our beach house now that the weather is getting better. Have a great weekend. Carol

cindy said...

Ewwwwwww, jelly fish! Hate those things! And hate to see all the garbage too. boo. Great pics though!

-c
yapping cat

Debbie Egizio said...

Wow! Has a mermaid ever washed ashore?

Brenda said...

I've been reading about how the seas are so full of plastic that it has so endangered many species. How terribly sad. Don't civilized folks know where to put their trash? Guess not. Sad. Love your photos!
Brenda

lily-g said...

Sad to see the rubbish, but great photos glad you didnt get swept away xx

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Lovely pictures Alison. I love your little beach shack. xo, suzy

Lisa said...

I love these sea pictures and the starfish...love it.

The White Bench said...

I hate when people do litter... I wonder if their homes are dirty too...
Fabulous header.
Monicax.

The Things We Carried said...

Allison, it mskes me happy to see the ocean. Sad to see the garbage.

Charlene said...

Alison, I am so glad I found you while visiting at Karen Cox's Blog. I love the beach & ocean! Of course I have never been "down Under" but, it is a dream of my Hubby's to do so. I love the photo on your banner! WOW!!!1 your blog is great. I went down & looked a lot of posts. Loved the ones with the sunsets.

Stephenie said...

This is such an amazing post.. I love the beauty of the beach.. I can't believe you got a picture of a jellyfish.. How cool is that...
STephenie

The Rose Room said...

thats some fish! more beautiful photos, isn't the litter tragic though! Rachaelxo

daylily777 said...

Great pics! Along with the trash
;-(,looks like some interesting things are being washed up on the beach.
~Myrna