the walking track at the back of my place hugs the coast and leads the eye south to the antarctic. yesterday it felt like the southern ocean lives right on my doorstep with ripping winds and icy ocean spray tearing up the cliff face. i couldn't resist getting the camera.
i realized i haven't given much of a description of where i live - here it is......
down into the sea
The track was made a few years back (by a local man, as a community project he undertook instead of going to jail). At times it loops dangerously close to the cliff but offers mesmerisingly beautiful views of the seascape that forms the eastern boundary to the town.
If you turn west from any of the above scenes you face about 50 metres of tea tree which acts as a buffer between the ocean the township of Tathra - about 1600 of us.
on the other (more fashionable) side of town a beautiful, safe family beach with pristine surf and sand is sheltered in pretty bay. but i love my side of town with its jaggered wild outlook.