25 February 2014

Ocean walk yesterday

Central Coast, Soldiers Beach; it was around 28 degrees celcius.



I'm not exactly sure, but I only know the green weed as kelp; I'm sure it's got a different name though.  Do you know it?

Top right, would love to know what this is called also.  It looks really pretty, almost coral-like, after the tide has rolled out.  Later notation added:  On good authority from Maggie S, it's Coralline Algae.  Maggie writes "it is home to hundreds of little animals (except after it gets ripped out by storms and dumped on the beach I suppose).  Thanks Maggie!

Lower right, it's a Cuttle-fish "shell" rather like a back-bone structure, and is great for caged birds as a form of calcium.

'sitting-up' style of para-gliding; a little different from the norm'

watch out for these Blue-bottle Jellyfish when walking along the sand, and don't tread on one!  Their sting is poisonous, and painful.


a closer look at the pretty one!

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20 comments:

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures Carole.
Beautiful clear blue water is there.
I think the left is a seaweed, otherwise I do not know.

diane b said...

Lovely beach shots. I always thought the pretty one was coral. Could be wrong though.

Carole M. said...

Diane it certainly looks coral-like, but I hadn't suspected for a minute that 'coral' is to be found washed up on beaches like that. I'm thinking very naively I guess that coral is from the Barrier Reef and you get to see it through glass-bottomed boats!

Bob Bushell said...

Love the beach story, does a dream over here.

Montanagirl said...

Nice series of photos! That last one is great!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Your sand is lighter colored than my sand. I like all these shots. I remember those cuttlefish you'd buy at the pet store for the birdcage. I'm with jellyfish just like with mushrooms, I never touch for I don't know the good from the bad. 82F, a nice day.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I enjoyed walking along the beach with you and the coral is very pretty.

Laura said...

Beautiful assortment of beach photos!

Jan Castle said...

Looks like coral to me too....regardless, a pretty piece and great photos Carole!!!
Jan

Karen said...

Oh, loving that beach! Something interesting always washes up on shore. Cool jellyfish!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh I needed this on a cold snowy day. Beautiful..I watched a program on jellies and what interesting but potentially dangerous creatures they are...Michelle

eileeninmd said...

Great beach finds. I always love to search the beach for treasures. Lovely images. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Ida said...

What an awesome day you must have had. I'd love to have enjoyed it with you. The ocean is one of my favorite places to visit. You found some great stuff. I wouldn't want to mess with that jellyfish though.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Hi Carole. I finally figured out who you were! The stinger on the blue jelly fish looks scary. I think you found some bits of coral in the sand. Are you near the Great Barrier Reef by any chance?

Carole M. said...

thanks for all the lovely comments every one; I've enjoyed reading each as they arrived.

schmidleysscribblins: yes it is a 'coralline' but I'm not anywhere near the big reef, but about 1500 kms away, not in Qld. where the reef is, but in N.S.W., near the Central Coast.

Helma said...

A lovely blog from the beach and the beach finds Carole. These jellyfish have very nice photographed and you should definitely not make sense of it. Truly a wonderful blog!

Kleine Waldameise said...

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EG CameraGirl said...

I am so looking forward to walking barefoot on a beach! At least I could pretend for awhile looking at your photos. ;)

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful pictures of the ocean and beach.

I have had a time with jelly fish in St. Peters Florida. Yuks, Sort of a weird feeling at my feet.

My grown kids love these beaches, waters.

My daughter and hubby are on their

way to Hawaii first time end of April.
So the beach is for sure the one place he will head for.

She said I hope I get the Halloo flowers around my neck as they advert off the plane.

Laura said...

What a beautiful beach!! The water is such a gorgeous color and the sand so sparkly and clean! Love your photos of the jelly fish and the cuttle-fish--they are sooo cool!!!