Henley Beach has put on its winter cloak with piles of dead seaweed washed ashore and piling up in massive dark drifts.
Much of the finer sand has been scoured away leaving a course shellgrit underfoot though most will not feel it through their winter shoes.
Soon enough there will be the unmistakable smell of rotting seaweed mixed with fresh salty air and rain.
The swimmers and sunbathers are gone and the beach is mostly deserted.
Winter is here and I like it!
Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Winter Is Here’ 1s f/16 ISO100 15mm