Although the beach looks tired it has an abundance of vegetation on it and some interesting holes and patterns from creatures (crabs) digging in the sand.
I've no idea what these plants are called, some of them had long tendrils reaching out 10ft, others had red flowers and were with grasses or succulents.
They are currently building a canal that joins the Creek to the sea, about a mile from our house, which will travel through a 14 lane highway and 2 x 4 lane roads which are currently being elevated and half of Safa Park has been lost to the development. There is a man made island under construction and hotels being built.
Some care is being taken of the environment and shrubs are being planted on the rocks, but I'm concerned about what will happen to the natural vegetation and the wildlife. There is so much rubbish washed up on the beach from boats and a huge problem with the turtles suffering from the pollution.
Is there a beach in the world without seagulls on it?
I have some interesting finds on the beach this week, a toy elephant, a couple of starbucks cups, full tissue packets, unopened fruit juice cans, 10kg bags of garlic and a sand dollar.
Well you don't get that on the beach in Devon! Wow what a difference to the UK, especially the backdrop - long may it continue to be as unspoilt as possible :)ReplyDelete
the beaches here are amazing, i just hope we don't lose what is left of them to private developmentDelete
Now I'm fascinated to see if they keep some of the naturalness and wildness when they develop more. It's awful when you see so much rubbish washing in on the shores and I imagine there must be lots of motorboats out in the waters there.ReplyDelete
yes there are lots of tourist boats as well as cargo ships around the water dailyDelete
What a fascinating landscape - love that picture mid-way through with the sky scrapers in the background. Fascinating plants too.ReplyDelete
I'm surprised at the number and variety of plants that grow out hereDelete
I really hope that do take into consideration the nature that lives in this area and don't just think of the money. Great photosReplyDelete
same here, it's lovely to have unspoilt beachesDelete
I hope it stays untouched for much longer. As much as I like the glitz and glamour that is Dubai, it is good to have something that exudes life in simpler timesReplyDelete
there's not much left undeveloped here, sadlyDelete
Dubai sounds like Miami. except Miami is already overbuilt and overpopulatedReplyDelete
it's becoming like that here alsoDelete
It's so sad when the local environment has to be lost to development and I am sure with all Dubai's wealth something really good could be dome to help keep the natural environment. Winging by very late from HDYGG!ReplyDelete
it would be a shame for it to be developed, but sadly it is heading that way and at full speedDelete
Must make a real change being so close to the sea after living so far from it. It's the one thing I really miss living in Pretoria - the sound and smell of the sea. Not that we lived by the sea in the UK but you are never far away! However hadedas make a good substitute for seagulls :)ReplyDelete
it is lovely living near the sea again after being a 7 hour drive away, but the reality is we don't spend a lot of time thereDelete
What a beautiful beach, I only think of Dubai as being a highly-developed area so this is lovely to see. I dearly hope it remains so which sadly sounds unlikely with the other development going on as you describe. When will the environmental message ever get through to governments and commerce?!ReplyDelete
it won't be long before this stretch is full of cabana's, vendors and touristsDelete
It makes me sad when I see garbage washed up on the beach. And those seagulls really are everywhere. Hubby calls them shithawks :)ReplyDelete
fab name for the sea gullsDelete
I much prefer a beach with not a lot going on than somewhere highly developed.ReplyDelete
me too, sadly that's not much of this space leftDelete
That was indeed, a very curious house.ReplyDelete