Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hallett Cove...

On Wednesday, my cousin Chrystel and I went to visit my Dad.
But first, we took a walk along the beach.




This is called the 'Sugarloaf'.
Around 280 millions years ago, this area was covered by an ice cap. It melted 270 millions years ago.
The distinct red and white layers of sediments were deposited on the bottom of  an ancient glacial meltwater lake.
The 'Sugarloaf''s shape is due to erosion by rain and wind over the last thousand years.



12 comments:

Kathy said...

It looks like it would be hard to walk along this rocky beach. What a wonderful little village. Having never lived near the ocean I have a hard time imagining what it would be like. But I'd love to experience it!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

amazing. Love the mossy stones and lovely pebbles. That's a crazy walk around the Sugarloaf; lovely photos Nadege.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Your third photo with the rocks on the beach is amazing. I've not seen rocks like those.

Kathy said...

Wow! I don't think I've ever seen a beach so rocky. And with such BIG rocks! Stunningly beautiful tho.

Kathy

missing moments said...

What a beautiful area ... your photos do it great justice!

Linda R. said...

I have to smile when I saw all those stones.. We always go to a state beach called Carlsbad, in California.. Lately the beach has those types of rocks. I just love the way they look. So I started putting some of them in our trailer to bring home.. It drives my hubby crazy.. They just don't have the same look at home!!!

Your photos are gorgeous.. Thanks for listening to me babble on..

Hugs, Linda

Giga said...

Piękny spacer nad morzem, które uwielbiam :-). "Głowa cukru" jest niesamowitym zjawiskiem. Pozdrawiam.

A beautiful walk by the sea, which I love :-). "Head of sugar" is an amazing phenomenon. Yours.

Filip Demuinck said...

I have never heard of this place, love the stones.

Greetings,
Filip

Ellie said...

That looks like a lovely beach. You can't beat a walk on the beach I love it!!!

Dianne said...

A wonderful beach to take a walk and I just love the textures and colours of those pretty rocks.

deb duty said...

This is so interesting! All the different rocks are so beautiful. Really great photos!

Mandolin said...

Beautiful shots.