A few weeks ago, in between our trips to Melbourne and the Gold Coast, Jun planned a drive down the Great Ocean Road where i made friends with lots of seaweed and kelp and suddenly it's my favourite thing in the world.
It was a chilly sunrise at Lorne, where i observed a surfer casually go about dipping into the icy ocean. I wasn't even the least bit inclined to dip my toe in.
I found this GIANT kelp lying casually on the rocks, and decided to see how far i could drag it.
'Twas so fun to pull the heavy mass for as far as i could, watching it cause patterns on the sand, and over rough rocks.
I wish i could've taken it home with me. My new pet. My new kelp pet! Always silent and soothing.
Asian squat forever wherever
We just drove down the road stopping at a few rock beaches, which were my favourite part of the journey (besides Gibson's Steps which i'll put in Part 2 of this Photo Diary).
Sometime during mid-day, Jun had to sort out some urgent work, so i amused myself (very easily) on the beach.
Seaweed placed just so by nature for me to find!
And OH MY FAVOURITE GIANT KELP HERE TO BE MY FRIEND FOREVER
I found the kelp above washing up on the beach, but still in knee-deep ocean water. It was rather close to the fisherman and i felt a little foolish for having to go so near him (no pix cos you know, i was BUSY catching that kelp). He must've have been thinking how the beach is so freaking large and i have to go play near him :p But it was the only giant kelp around! I HAD to bring it onto the shore! It was calling for me!
Later that day, we stopped by another rock beach, which was even more fascinating cos of its terrain. I could have played there ALL DAY.
Dried seaweed! Really crunchy and fun to jump on the larger versions baking on the ground.
A tiny ecosystem!
Notice how all the creatures in white seashells hide along the ridges with more shadow and moisture.
Oh how i love rocks... small stones, large rocks, massive planes of rock with natural patterns forming on them. I used to fantasize about becoming a geologist... perhaps never too late!
I miss all you kelp and rocks on the GOR already! <3