Posted by: Debra Kolkka | February 27, 2014

I do like to be beside the seaside

Our time at Main Beach has come to an end. The weather has been a mixed bag with sun, rain and some very windy days. Regardless of the weather I was up early every morning for a walk along the beach and a swim in the surf.

There have been some glorious sunny days…and a walk to Surfers Paradise.

All kinds of things get washed up by the waves.

Jelly fish of all shapes and sizes get stranded out of the water.

This one was the size of my thumbnail.


One morning after heavy seas these clumps of sea critters were washed up.


The tiny animals inside the shells were still alive.

This one was not visually appealing.

Unlike this cute little crab who tried to scuttle away from me at speed.


I don’t really like the highrise buildings being so close to the beach.


But the beach and the surf are just the way I like it.




  1. Love them all but those shots with the Pandanus are so typical of that beach and that sea- misty shot along the beach is worthy of a cover. – agree with you, its my favourite beach in Australia too.

    • It is a gorgeous beach. I feel so lucky to have spent my childhood and teenage years there.

  2. There’s nothing like the shores… 🙂

    • One of my favourite things to do is walk along the beach at sunrise and then dive into the surf.

  3. Fabulous pictures once again to enjoy. Very different from what I am seeing at the moment looking at the ice and snow covered rocky coast of Maine. We head to Lucca tomorrow.

    • I will be back in Bagni di Lucca in just over a week…can’t wait.

  4. Gorgeous photos, Debra! Just as usual…

    • It is a very beautiful part of the world.

  5. Our next adress will for sure be at the coast!

    • Main Beach would be a good choice.

  6. You have some beautiful pictures in your post. Thanks for sharing.

    • I love to be at the beach and Main Beach is one of the best.

  7. Great pics Deb. x

    • Main Beach makes an excellent subject.

  8. I do like to be beside the sea too! Beautiful image and I admire that you went for an early walk whatever the weather.

    • I love the beach in just about any weather.

  9. Previous! Loved the photos…..

    • Thanks, I enjoyed taking them.

  10. Beautiful Deb…so many of these look like paintings or visions from a science fiction film.

    • Those sea creatures look amazing.

  11. Wow, that looks so nice, great photos! Apart from the jellyfish… they terrify me for some reason!

    • I don’t like seeing jellyfish in the water, but they don’t bother me on the sand.

  12. Exotic or familiar, these are beautiful Debra. Your career as a photo journalist is guaranteed!

    • Main Beach is a great place to walk with a camera.

  13. hi debra, nicely you have captured the shot .

  14. Love the photos! Beautiful beach and spectacular buildings in the background. Thanks for sharing a part of the world I’ll probably never see.

    • I hope you come to Australia one day…we have some great beaches.

      • I wish I could get my husband to travel that far. All of my Australian friends make me yearn to go. Then of course you tempt me to head back to Italy. 🙂

  15. such beautiful sunrise pictures…I never tire of watching a sun come up

    • I love it too, especially on the beach.

  16. Thanks for this lovely walk. Surfers is so different from when I was a kid! But still the beach debris seems much the same.

    • I grew up on the coast in the 1950s and 1960s. My father worked on Kinkabool, the first high rise in Surfers. The second one was built while I was in grade 7. I have seen many changes in Surfers…not all good.

  17. Sorry to be late getting here. I’m trying to catch up. Sad that your time at the beach is ending. Still, I enjoyed the photos, especially seeing the many variety of jelly fish. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

    Hugs from Ecuador,

    • It is nearly time for me to go back to Italy, but the time at the beach was great.

  18. Lovely photos, Debra, especially of the sea critters. The weather sure looks
    familiar; hope to return to Brisbane again to explore the beaches and cultural events. Really enjoyed our time together.

    • It was great to meet you. I hope you come back to Australia, but perhaps we will meet again this year in Italy.

  19. There is something magical about the Australian coastline, isn’t there?

    • It is an excellent reason to come home.

  20. Dreamscape

    • It is a beautiful beach.

  21. Buildings are better from afar. Those sea life on the beach looks woeful to see though. Love the images, Debra. You are IT. 😀

    • There is a lovely tree lined esplanade in front of those buildings before you get to the beach, but I still think they are too close.

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