Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Postcards from the Limestone Coast: Beachport

Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think. ~Robert Henri

Woakwine Cutting

Travelling towards Beachport, on one of those drives you do to enable your littlest to have a sleep in the car, we took a detour to view the Woakwine Cutting. It was constructed by a Mr McCourt in order to drain a large swamp on his property. Many drains have been built around the south east I have noticed (not too good for the various ecological systems). Yet, it appears pastoralists considered it necessary. The cutting is 1km in length and 34m deep and was cut by two men over 3 years. An amazing feat!

We enjoyed the sleepy seaside town of Beachport.

We soaked in spectacular views of the rugged coastline on a lovely scenic drive around the edge of town. You can't really see how strong the winds are here at the blowhole, yet they nearly blew us all away.

The girls very much enjoyed a playground by the Beachport Jetty, after having spent most of the driving-time giggling in the backseat of our car (yes, while little Eee was meant to be sleeping).
A rainbow delighted us just as we were leaving town.

It stretched out over the ocean right before our eyes.

The girls enjoyed a game of 'catch the rainbow' visible in each other's windows as we followed it on our drive towards home in Robe again.

No comments:

Our New Treasure

Lilypie Maternity tickers


Blog Widget by LinkWithin