South Australia road trip – Second Valley Beach

Written by Gary on April 7th, 2015

Whilst staying a couple of nights in Port Noarlunga on my rental car road trip from Adelaide, I decided to do a day trip south down to Cape Jervis and back through the inland of Fleurieu Peninsula.

It took me through the nice old town of Normansville which was a great spot for lunch before heading down to one of the most photographed beaches in South Australia – Second Valley Beach.

Second Valley Beach has only a small area of sandy beach and a small fishing jetty but it is surrounded by some very rugged looking rock formations – here are some of my efforts in the early afternoon on a cloudy day – not the best time to create aesthetic imagery so I decided to convert these to monochrome to emphasise the textures.

These were all taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds camera with the Olympus mZD 12-40mm f/2.8 lens.

 

Looking back at the fishing jetty and the concrete path that allows one to walk around the cliff to the rocky cove:

Second Valley

Second Valley

To give a sense of scale, note how small the people are in this photo:

Second Valley

Second Valley

Second Valley

Just past Second Valley is another inlet, Rapid Bay, this has a much longer, more modern jetty, and sweeping views along the coast to the north but is not as picturesque.

Next I head further south to Cape Jervis where there is a car ferry to Kangaroo Island, but as this is really an option for a several days expoloration of the fascinating island, I opted instead to explore nearby Talisker Conservation Park with its protected remnants of an 19th century Cornish tin mine.

 

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