Best thing about living by the sea – being able to ride around the beaches.
It never gets old. Probably because I grew up an hour or so’s drive away from the coast I hardly ever saw it, except for holidays and the occasional sunny summer Sunday.
So off I went out with the camera again – and here’s some pictures 🙂
The sky had been wispy with cloud all day, and as the wind was very light, I knew this was a good sign that we were going to have a good sunset. I went out in plenty of time so that I would be able to get some lighter shots.
I rode around past Mangles Bay – scene of many a good photo session (See these posts from there if you’re interested – here, here and here) – towards Rockingham to get a better orientation to the sunset. Looking from the jetties over the boats towards Mangles Bay means you’re facing pretty much west – perfect. The light started to change and we were rewarded with some colour across the horizon.
Bit further round the coast – I parked up at Rockingham foreshore and took some pictures of the jetty.
Then heading back the way I had just come, I parked up by Palm Beach jetty and took some shots over the beach with the sun reflecting over the water.
Looking up the coast in the other direction towards Kwinana was very pretty too – everything took on a pastel hue.
And that was that – just enough time to try to get a shot of the bike against the red streaks on the horizon..
…and watch the last of the fire die out of the sky, before setting off for home.
Come to Perth in the Winter and it’ll be crisp, properly cold even, stormy and often exciting but with some balmy afternoons that make England’s summer look ordinary.
Come in Spring and it’ll be cool, but with some gorgeous 30C days and fresh winds.
Come in Summer for the long hot days and wall to wall sunshine.
Come in Autumn and you’ll get a bit of all of the other three. Plus the mellow seasonal colours and sunsets (and sunrises) to die for.