Boulders In The Blue

The reef along the Shelly Beach headland forms a surf break called ‘The Bower’. Most people assume that it is one solid piece of reef under the break, but getting above it in a helicopter you can see that the reef is actually made up of thousands of small boulders. If you ever surf the break on a big day and put your head underwater you can sometimes hear the boulders clicking and rolling as the waves pass over.

 

Surf stories aside, this photograph is something very simple, but very strong. The rocks form hundreds of shapes that individually look busy, but viewed together become quite tranquil.

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