Sunday, January 24, 2016

Second Valley - ancient landscape #SecondValley

I taught my daughter to swim on this small but perfectly formed beach at Second Valley.  (It was in the days before jet-skis).

It is an ancient part of the world, with the rugged rock formations occurring 500 million years ago, at the end of the Geosyncline period.

The area is popular for fishing, diving, snorkelling, kayaking and just plain swimming.

I still miss the rusty old boat sheds that used to grace these rocks.

While it is a great place to dive, especially since they sunk the HMAS Hobart off shore, reports of a 7 metre white pointer shark being sighted at various points along the Adelaide and south coasts, put me off going out too far.  One fisherman who spotted the great white up close said its girth was the size of a small car!

The rugged rocks are also great for climbing but beware the steeper inclines.  Only a couple of weeks ago three young women had to be rescued via helicopter after attempting to climb a steep section.

Roll on the lazy days of summer....

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