Wednesday, January 28, 2009

ABC Wednesdays - B for Brighton

Brighton is beachside suburb just south of Glenelg. This is a view of Brighton looking north from Kingston Park. In the foreground is the beach in front of the Seacliff Yacht Club where club members and the public can launch their boats.

This is a shot looking south.

These photos are from my archives; I had intended going out yesterday afternoon to take some fresh shots but I renigged on doing so as we had our hottest day for five years; 43.2 degrees Celsius (109.7 degrees F) at 3pm. Today is forecast to be even hotter.

(PS - I just checked and it reached 44.7 at 12:40; looks like we are in for another heatwave.)

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21 comments:

christyzee said...

Still very beautiful, I love the beach! Wow pretty hot there, eh? Tonight we are having a winter storm warning, up to 10 inches of snow (not sure of the metric measurement)
Blessings

Ann said...

Very beautiful photos.

So very hot, what did you do? Sit under a tree and sip ice cold 4X?
Or do you not drink that Queens;and beer?

We are hot, but nothing like the Aussie heat. Couple of day ago, we were in the high 20s, and I felt hot. I was thinking of my siblings in the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

Cheers,

Ann

OOAK babies by Mina said...

Gordon, apparently it said on the radio it clocked 47 degrees at North Adelaide> OMG is it possible?? I thought that was country weather.
BTw the shots look beautiful! If it weren't for my shark fear, I'd be in that water right now!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'd stay indoors at those temperatures too! Wonderful photos of the ocean and shore.

naturglede said...

Very nice for the B. Have a fun abc!

photowannabe said...

Oh my goodness. That's too hot for anything. Glad you had pictures in your archives to do the letter B.

Tash said...

B is for Burning Hot - No way! It's not supposed to be that hot close to the ocean. The weather just doesn't listen.
I like the city skyline in the 1st photo.
On your comment about surfing in the winter without a wetsuit - my husband grew up doing just that.

Babooshka said...

It looks a lot warmer and sandier than Brighton Beach in the UK. The expanse of water is a beautiful light blue and so still

Jay said...

Good grief ... 44.7C That's more than six degrees hotter than our hottest day ever, and I don't much like it about about 28!

No wonder that doesn't look much like our Brighton. Your Brighton has sand, not pebbles, and looks a darn sight sunnier!

Life with Kaishon said...

So beautiful! It made me long for the beach.

Carol said...

Beautiful photos... Love the shoreline in the first shot...and the city in the background...I didn't go out yesterday because it was too cold and snowy...

Petrus said...

Brighton beach Australia certainly has far more sand than Brighton England ...

But does it have a Royal Pavilion dating from the 1800's ?

Enjoy the heat .....

Fotosekken said...

A little bit jealous of the heat you have, we have about 10 degrees, cold ones, and a lot of snow. Thank you for your B which made my toes a bit warmer. =o)

Ann said...

Hi Gordon,

I forgot to mention in New Zealand, we have a New Brighton. It is one of the best surf spots in the Christchurch area, New Brighton is a perennial summertime seaside favourite. With a sprawling swimming beach, the large New Brighton pier, and good shopping. We went there and my husband loved the pier.

Ann
p/s of course, we never get as hot as you.

Karyn said...

How beautiful.

I'd stay inside with those temperatures, too!

alicesg said...

Lovely photo of the beach. Austrlia has very beautiful beaches. Wow, it sure is very hot for you. Stay cool. :)

ChrissyM said...

Gorgeous photos!! I live in upstate NY and it is freezing out with ice and snow mix. I appreciate these photos of warm thoughts.

Thank you from the ABC Wed. team for sharing.

Reader Wil said...

That's very hot 43.2 C ! I stay indoors at that temperature. I was always ill as a child, when we lived in Indonesia.

Carolina said...

Bright weather on the Beach near Brighton! Beautiful.

Tumblewords: said...

Is the temperature cooler at the beach? Seems to me it always was at the beaches I had occasion to visit. Beautiful photos, just beautiful!

Princess Haiku said...

Greetings from Northern Cal. Love your photos.