Friday, November 23, 2012

On Scarborough Beach.....


While all my blog mates in the Northern Hemisphere are getting set to batten down the hatches for winter, we here in Oz are preparing for a sizzler of a summer if the forecast is anything to go by. Steering right away from the city yesterday, we drove down the coast to check out Scarborogh Beach. Although it's still officially spring here and autumn in the NH both sides of the globe seem to be experiencing unusually early signs of summer/winter. Scarborough beach, a bit like Bondi beach in Sydney is one of the more 'colourful' beaches along Perth's coast. The lifeguards were out in force already, choppy conditions and the ever present,it seems, threat of sharks these days. The stairs above lead up from the beach to the cafe's along the boardwalk. Here's hoping for a happy Friday, take care and stay safe.....


59 comments:

  1. WOW....thats a very nice place to be, that first shot is also a beauty...i like these colors very much.

    Greetings from Holland, Joop

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  2. Beautiful !! That`s the place I want to be !!

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  3. One of first pics that comes to mind when we hear Australia, is surf! So your photos today are very well matching with the idea we may have of your country: the blue waves, guys with blond hair surfing, and ..sharks! (but let's forget the last one!)

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  4. Hi from the UK...just wondering how Scarborough is going now regarding the trouble that seemed to be going on in October (saw it on the evening news when we were staying in Fremantle); such a shame all the bad things that happen spoiling other people's fun, eh? Have things got any better?

    Sue (battening down the hatches against the rain, strong winds and shutting out the cold) UK x

    PS - wish we were still over there to share your lovely warm weather :) Fremantle is beautiful

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  5. What a colorful way to get to that beautiful beach!! It made me smile and giggle just looking at your first shot and what gorgeous, blue water!! Yep, lets forget about the sharks, but do keep an eye out!! From what I've read lately the sharks do love the beaches/water of Australia! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

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  6. I agree with groayla, the colorful murales and the blue water.... hmmmm...

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  7. Yes, I'm envious of your sunshine, and would love to trade our grey skies and rain for a few days on Scarborough Beach watching the surfers!

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  8. Acabo de descubrir tu blog y me ha gustado mucho, con tu permiso me quedare por aquí
    Un saludo, Ángel

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  9. Are we goin' to Scarborough Fair?

    Oh, wait, this is Scarborough Beach! I LOVE that mural! One of the best I've ever seen. And this is a delightful beach. Look at the color of that water. Reminds me of south Florida.

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  10. Way too cool! What a great mural. Like Lowell I also thought of Scarborough Fair. :-)

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  11. Love that mural - and the surfing!

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  12. superbe endroit et j adore les tags du mur !

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  13. Me encanta la primera foto es muy original
    Saludos y abrazos

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  14. Our weather has been extraordinary mild and pleasant for this time of year. A little scary!

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  15. Summer seems to have come early this year .... Love that capture if the steps .. SO colourful .

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  16. What a great picture, can almost hear the waves there... my son emigrated to Scarborough with his wife who came from Perth... they live about 8 mins walk from the beach... they have never mentioned the sharks being around, they always said they were further along the coast,... going to question them now haha. Anyway thank you for sharing the picture.. all the best from rainy and cold UK!!

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  17. The very colourful mural gets my vote. Roll on summer because the cold weather has worn out its welcome in my books.

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  18. That's crazy! But would you really want to walk through those teeth?

    Freakishly warm for the time of year our here on the Kansas prairie (about 18) where we are visiting my wife's family for our Thanksgiving holiday.

    Sorry I haven't been by much. Too much work, too much travel. This weekend is quieter.

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  19. Now that looks bright and cheerie! Surfers neat too. Scarborough is a famous seaside town here in England and it always makes me smile when I see town names transported to far away places. Super!

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  20. oh just great! Your top shot has given me acid flashbacks MAN!

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  21. Wonderful !

    Please have a good Friday.

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  22. Those waves look inviting... even with the notion of sharks about.

    The art work looks peculiar!

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  23. Love, love, love that mural. Must have been a great day at the beach.

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  24. Great photos and post, Grace. Despite not being much of a fan of "street art," I actually like the painting in the top photo. Have a great summer!

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  25. Thank you for the good sized pictures. I was very interested in the vehicles with the surf boards atop. ;-)

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  26. That water is the perfect shade of aqua! I am hoping that you have a shark-free summer there!

    The steps and street art are a colorful match to the sand and water.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  27. Very nice pictures...
    Best regards from France,

    Pierre

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  28. How have I not seen this before?! Is it new? I haven't been to Scarborough beach for ages despite living a mere 10 minutes away!

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  29. I haven´t see that mural before either, although unlike Helene I don´t live that close to the beach, nor do I go to the beach that often...maybe that´s why I haven´t seen it! But it´s beautiful with all those colours.

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    1. Well, certainly there is no lack of colour in Perth! Nice shot Grace..

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  30. The vast majority of photos of Perth you have shared with us, show just how modern the place is. I was amazed by the artwork in the first picture, and also on previous posts of the arena and that interesting pineapple.
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  31. The work on the walls are magnificent and colorful, ahh your images looks so inviting!

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  32. I like that surfer very much, a real summer photo. Lucky you with the sunshine and the beach so close!

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  33. I so envy your summer! It has been a super mild fall for us so far, but things are starting to get gray. I'd much rather be on your sun-filled beaches. Love all that painting on the building too. So colorful and fun!

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  34. That mural around those stairs is an amazing sight. So colorful, it seems perfect for a beach front location. Stay cool!!

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  35. its a lovely day here .. the day after gastronomical excess and even more excessive words of thanks and instragram photos expressing both ... but i so wish i was there on the beach ... sigh

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  36. Aaah, now I'm in autumn and is very cold...these images warm me! Arianna

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  37. That's it! I'm off to Australia!
    You had one inch of rain over the entire winter, we have constant rain and now floods, with more to come.
    Where's the Quantas office?

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  38. Looks like a fab day at the beach. Brilliant blue skies over our side of the Bite today too time to break out the BBQ.

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  39. Très belle plage mais il y a peut-être des requins.:(

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  40. The first photo is like a studio, cheerful, colorful, appealing. Swimming in the ocean must be nice. Here's a cool autumn weather with inversion. Regards Peter

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  41. Wonderful, bright colours all around!

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  42. Love that public art, the stairs going into the mouth... wonderful!

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  43. The stairs are just like horizontal teeth! Wonderful shadows ...

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  44. I'm not going to tell you about the weather in my part of the world. But this looks like a place where I could spend some time.

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  45. I love the view from your Scarborough. Beautiful!!!

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  46. It is freezing cold here. This is like medicine for me!

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  47. Now that is a colourful beach! I love that mural, though the beautiful beachy scenes are also hard to beat! Makes me so happy to see these blue waters:)

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  48. Those beach shots are incredible. You are so lucky to have such beautiful waters nearby. It's still warm in the Southwest of the US....but yeah...it's downright cold everywhere else:)!

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  49. I wish I were there! It looks so inviting!

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  50. Do you know, I used to swim at Scarborough beach in my younger days when I stayed in Freemantle! It's quite a while back (1957)

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  51. i live here!! lucky mee

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