Tag Archive for: South Beach
South beach is getting a real beating from the sea this year. There are actual cliffs cut into the dunes about 2.5 metres high, pretty impressive work Indian Ocean. You can see how much of the beach is gone compared to the same time two years ago, the whole wall backing on to the park has been exposed. You can also see that the city had to re-cut the access path.
This year we finally made it to the legendary South Beach end of year beach party. It was a great way to wind up another year in Freo. We headed down to watch the sunset with many others and then had a barbecue on the grass. At about 7pm decks were set up and dance music was playing. Strip lights had been laid out on the grass for an impromptu dance floor and it worked a treat. Great night, great fun, will be going back next year.
Happy new year Freo folks.
Far from the Madding Crowd. It’s easy to get away and find your own space.
I saw a Wolfhound down at South Beach over the Easter holidays, in a skirt… as you do.
Wolfhounds are a noble beast. They were the guard dog of the ancient High Kings of Ireland. They were held in such high esteem that wars were fought over them.
“I will give thee a dog which I got in Ireland. He is huge of limb, and a follower equal to an able man. Moreover, he hath a man’s wit and will bark at thine enemies but never at thy friends. And he will see by each man’s face whether he be ill or well disposed to thee. And he will lay down his life for thee.”
The Icelandic Saga of Nial
What did you get up to on the weekend? Maybe something crazy, but probably not as crazy as what Spud Murphy did, who walked from Rottnest to South Beach. Eh? – I know! He walked all the way, 21 km, on the ocean floor. “Mr Murphy said the scenery during his walk was relatively sparse and was made up mainly of black sand, as he expected.” The aim of Spud’s walk was to raise money for The Telethon Adventurers - well done, Spud, what an awesome effort. Here’s his story.
A nice person has left this wave ski down at South Beach for anyone to use. There’s no seat belt or foot straps, but hey, it’s free, just have some fun with it. When you’re done, return it to “above high tide”.