Summer might be over but the Rapid Bay afternoon sun still has enough sting to burn quite badly.
Out of the water there is not much shelter from the sun unless you know of places like this secret little grotto on the western side of the old jetty.
There’s another one down the beach at the eastern end which heads so far into the hillside that both sight and sound are completely lost to the daylight world.
Exploring treasures like this reminds me that childhood adventures never actually need to come to an end.
Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Sheltered Treasure’, 1/800s f/10 ISO100 15mm