Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Sculptures by the Sea

If your on the east coast of Australia you'll relate Sculptures by the Sea with Bondi and the eastern suburbs but here in the west the same event is held in March each year at Cottesloe Beach.

Last Sunday Tim & I decided to ride our push bikes down to view the sculptures and have a swim. While we were there we decided to have a coffee, but as most of the cafe's were overflowing we thought we'd get a take away at a place with a sign saying Coffee 2 Go. When I asked for two coffee's I was told 'we don't sell coffee as it got too busy so we removed the coffee machine', I assume by this that some of the locals enjoy a very relaxed life style.

Cottesloe Beach is about 11kms from Perth and is internationally famous for its beach and terraced lawns overlooking the Indian Ocean.

It's a popular place at any time for the locals and tourists to visit and enjoy the beach and eateries but by evening the grassy terraces are full of picnic goers waiting to watch the sun go down over the Indian Ocean. 

Currently the spot light is on Cottesloe Beach as the state government has approved to develop an eight storey building across from the beach. There's a petition with so far 5,000 signatures opposing the development as they believe it's not in keeping with the ambience or heritage of Cottelsoe Beach. The local council has also proposed that beach goers will be fined up to $500 for a range of offences including flying kites, using oversized umbrellas or digging holes - this has yet to be passed by the council.

Sculptures by the Sea at Cottesloe Beach March 2011

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