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.
Looking back at the fishing jetty and the concrete path that allows one to walk around the cliff to the rocky cove:
To give a sense of scale, note how small the people are in this photo:
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.