Wednesday, 9 September 2009

WATERSIDE WEDNESDAY

WATERSIDE WEDNESDAY
Balcombe Creek Mount Martha
Barbara Jacksier is hosting another Waterside Wednesday
Have a look at Barbara's blog and check out everyone's post
This week I have done a post on the creek near my local beach
Balcombe Creek
This creek has a fabulous boardwalk that goes about 3.5km (2.2miles),
so makes for a great walk. Balcombe Creek flows for nearly three kilometres through riverbank bush and widens into a tidal estuary before entering the bay at Mt. Martha beach. The natural opening and closing of the mouth allows salt water to enter the estuary and is an important feature of the system.
Balcombe Creek is such a beautiful and peaceful area

This coastal estuary and wetland contain dense remnant Melaleuca swamps and other flora and fauna of very high local and regional significance.

Looking from the Creek under the road towards the beach
We walked under the road to the beach

Looking back to the creek from the beach

Another babysitting day so we made sure Riley held Max's hand as there
was quite a drop from the sand down to the water
This is the creek flowing through to the beach
You can see here how the sand has eroded with the wild Winter weather we have had.

It will be interesting to see how the beach recovers from our harsh Winter

Riley loved throwing rocks into the water so Max kept a firm hold of his little hand

42 comments:

Lori said...

what a sweet picture of Max and Riley...your pictures are so pretty Alison...the sky and water look so blue...

Sugar Bear said...

I love the photos of Max and Riley. You must be happy to be coming out of winter. I'm not to happy to be heading into it!
Karla

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Beautiful creek, so serene after all the havoc the weather brought your way. Here in Florida we are used the erosion the storms and hurricanes do to our beaches. I remember in 1985 they had to bring in barge loads of sand to refurbish our beaches. They're still are not as deep as they used to be, but they are much better than the day after.

Lovely, lovely post. I look forward to seeing more pics of your beaches, now that winter is coming to an end.

Barbara Jacksier said...

It's amazing what havoc nature can wreck and how beautiful it can still be. Must be lots of wildlife on the creek. Thanks for being part of Waterside Wednesday.

Florence and Mary said...

You keep posting all these wonderfully peaceful photos Alison!

Victoria xx

Drawn to The Sea said...

How lucky you are to have such a dear little boy in your life AND have such serenity so near.

Simply beautiful :-)
~Julia

Jodie LeJeune said...

I love this Alison! This reminds me of the beaches/swamps that we have here in Louisiana. The photos of those two are priceless! So much beauty that most take for granted...{sigh}
everything vintage

ps...I wish I had lots of water around me to brag about as I'd love to join Waterside Wednesday. I don't, so I will have to do the next best thing and come HERE to enjoy it! :)
oh dear...Barbara's blog is just awesome too!

Kelly said...

What fantasic photos!
I loved seeing them :0

Lots of love

Kelly xxx

The Pink Poodle said...

hi alison....looks very peaceful...
your photos are always sooo beautiful..
ps..Riley looks sooooo cute...you must love looking after him..

xx andrea

LiLi M. said...

Ah those colors. The sand and skies are just wonderful! Have a great day!

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

Hi Alison, thanks for dropping by :)
We are in the Dandenong Ranges, near Emerald and the lovely trees were at the Whitehorse Civic Centre.
I often see your comments on other blogs. You live in a beautiful part of the world too. That walk would be a great one for my boys too!
Irene x

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Alison
So nice to live near the water. I will find it hard to move when I do. Lovely pics and the little one is very sweet. Julie

tara said...

What a neat place to be able to walk and those pictures are so sweet...I love to see strong men holding little hands, so sweet to me! Thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog too, I appareciate it! have a lovely day~

Debbie Egizio said...

Looks like a beautifully peaceful babysittting day. ;)

Shabbyfufu said...

I too love the photos of Max and Riley. Thanks for sharing with us Alison

Katie said...

Looks like a beautiful place, Alison...Katie

Kathleen Grace said...

Very pretty! Around here I have always thought of creeks as small bodies of water you could just about jump over, this looks very big!

MYMONey said...

Great beach... Never been in Au. :)

lily-g said...

Lovely post, have a fabulous weekend xx

Pearl Maple said...

Looks like a fabulous day to be walking with your little buddy on the beach. Feels like summer is fast approaching in this part of town.

Katrina Chambers said...

Hi Alison, I forgot a link to the photos of The Barn House! Have done so back at my blog :)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

It is just beautiful. It makes me wish we were just entering Spring season!

Lori said...

Hello Alison! Lovely area! Wow that was a drop wasn't it! Thanks so much for the b0day wishes , hope the day goes smooth! Take care,Lori

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

I find it amazing how you are blessed by the beauty of Spring... and we are amidst the glory of Fall.
Your little adventurer looks like he was having a splendid time surrounded by all the sand.
Susan

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison

Your photos are just WONDERFUL, it's been ages since I've done that walk, lazy me, you have inspired me!

Happy weekend to you

xo

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison

Your photos are beautiful, I haven't been for a walk along the creek for ages - you've inspired me.

Glad Max was pleased with the football results, yes you did have a warm night, bit wet today, but not so bad

xo

Jane said...

Hi Allison,
Riley and Max appear to be having a wonderful day. How great that you were able to capture it. The creek is beautifully serene in these photos. Weather really can play havoc with the waterways... Here is FL we have incredible storms. One of my favorite beaches is totally reforming...one side has eroded terribly, but the other side is growning...shifting currents, storms, winds...all play a role.

Your post is so lovely. I look forward to following you...
Jane (Artfully Graced)

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

wow must check that out one day, it looks beautiful around there!
Alicia

Antique Rose Designs said...

The creek looks very peaceful and your photos are great. Take care Carol

The Things We Carried said...

CAn you really be around the world from me :)? Looks just like home!

Kellie Collis said...

We do need to look after these beautiful waterways! x

Rosy said...

Lovely pictures especially of Max and Riley, so sweet.

vicki archer said...

The photographs are beautiful Alison , a magical place to be sure. xv

Firefly Hill said...

Love your pictures Alison!

Charmingdesigns said...

What wonderful photos. hand in hand, soooo sweet.

bj said...

hi, alison..i love all these pretty pictures...especially the last one....:O)
xo bj

Porchlight Interiors said...

What a beautiful place to live near...looks like perfect weather too! Tracey xx

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hey Alison what a beautiful area & boy do you take good photos, love the ones of Max & Riley....

Have a great day

Lyn xxx

Cathy said...

Hi Alison,

What beautiful pictures of Max & Riley. You can feel the ocean breeze.

Thank you so much for your compliments on my Romantic Country feature.

xo Cathy

The Things We Carried said...

Checkin' in on you :).

Rosemary said...

Hi Alison,
Thanks so much, we have had an exciting day here. Very tired, but everything is well.
Hope you have a great week,
Rosemary

catieann said...

hi alison
thanks for visiting my blog. I love all the pictures of the kids as well as the waterside wednesday offerings.
catie