pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically.


a pebbly or sandy shore, especially by the sea
between high- and low-water marks.









Killarney Beach is about halfway between…


…Port Fairy and Warrnambool.


We used to visit Killarney on a regular basis…

…back in the 1950s and I clearly remember

how we would walk over two rows

of very high sand dunes

to access the water…

…at least the sand dunes seemed high to a boy

under double figures in age.










Making our way onto the

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans,



Killarney Beach Sand



New Zeland’s

Mt Ruapehu

Tongariro National Park

Corio Bay Sunrise






Killarney Beach Sand


I have stretched the tape measure to measuring devices. 

My first thoughts turned to the carpenter’s squares…

the black and blue metal right angles on my saw bench. 

Next was tape measures of which I have several.   

That white spirit level also can be used for measuring.

Last, but not least, is the saw bench itself. 

At either end is a ruler calibrated in millimetres

making it easier to cut a piece of wood accurately.



My drop saw also measures, in centimetres,

the width of wood being cut.

While the markings in the grey base are for

measuring the degrees of the cut.








Killarney Beach.

Walk this way (west) and you will

finish up in Port Fairy,

which is exactly what we did in 2002 while

I was teaching at a nearby High School.


The straight line is a little over 6 kilometres.


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Entry track…

…to Killarney Beach.

In the late 50s early 60s it was said

these waters were full of stingrays.

In all the times I swam at Killarney I never saw,

or heard of a human/stingray encounter.


After entering the beach via the track in the first image

 and this is the view east, back to Warrnambool.


Water-Water-Everywhere:   #50