Weekend Wanderings: The Pier at Flinders
Last weekend a friend and I had planned on doing some hiking at Cape Schanck, but when we got there it was raining, so change of plans. The forecast didn’t look great and since we have only just started this, we weren’t so keen to start a walk and then get a certain point where it started raining and we couldn’t get back. There were other places around there and we thought we might go and check them out. One was in Flinders. We had been to Flinders before, but found nothing there, then another friend asked if I knew about the pier there, so we went hunting for it.
As you can see I have another pier for you today, though this one was taken on the other side of the bay and there is no light house here. It is a much different one to the one at Point Lonsdale, this seem more serious, with all the boats and there were a lot of people around around. I really liked the way the sun was hitting the water and ground.
Here is the boat ramp again that I did the image of for Monochrome Madness this last week. I am fairly certainly it is really a relic now, but it makes a great subject for photos.
You have to love a pier you can walk under and take photos. This one is so large, and with the old next to the new, it was an interesting one. I love all the wooden posts and the marks that different tides make on them
One of the things that got us were the patterns in the sand. They were so beautiful and we kept taking photos of them. It is not often that I see a shore line with sand that I just want to take photos, but here I did. They were so sculptured and textual, just beautiful. There will be lots more to see in the gallery.
There were some unusual rocks there as well, like this round one. I know this would have made a great long exposure, but I had left my tripod in the car, next time.
We went for a walk along the pier too and photographed some of the boats. It was so calm there, the water was beautiful, I seem to use that word a lot, but it was.
We walked around quite a bit, and though the area isn’t that big, when you divide the place up into smaller parts, and then the whole, you can end up with quite a lot of photos. I was so surprised at how many I got, and the early morning light was just brilliant. I think I like shooting early morning, such a shame these places are so far away to get photos.
I have got another map for you so you can see where we were.
Here is another gallery, lots of photos from around the pier. After taking photos we headed into Flinders for breakfast, we found a lovely spot that was very busy, but had great food. I hope you are out and about this weekend. It is raining here this morning, hopefully it will clear before I head into the city this afternoon for the first Sunday Social Snappers Excursion for the year. Take care.