Friday, 31 December 2010

Whipping Up A (Sand)Storm...

Every year, Sand Sculpting Australia whip up a real treat for Mornignton Peninsula residents with a display of creative prowess on the foreshore at Frankston Beach.  This year's theme was Creepy Crawlies so with some trepidation, we tip-toed quietly through the entrance to see what was in store.

Here's a run down of what we saw:


The Entrance (for what it's worth)

Flea Circus

Sewer Connection...

...and close up of Sewer Connection friend.
Boogie Man

Bed Bugs...don't let them bite!

The Exterminator...complete with plumber/builder's crack?!

Beetlemania

Lair of the Spider Queen...not for the faint-hearted!

The Hive...

...and close up of Bee Boy.  Aaaawwwww!

A Closer Look - under the magnifying glass

Enchanted Garden

Little Miss Muffet, looking a little Shrek-ish.

Alice and the Caterpillar

Roach Motel...


...and patrons enjoying a tinnie...


Ant Farm...an homage to Farmville on Facebook.

Frog Pile

and last but not least, the paparazzi in action...

(Big sister S is on the left and that's Lil Chicky on the right)

Pretty amazing huh?  All made from sand!


So there it is peeps - my last post for the year.  Thanks for coming along on the Gidday from the UK ride for 2010.  Let's make it a 'little bewdy' in 2011!

Happy New Year everyone!

5 comments:

matthew_in_ham said...

I grew up in Weymouth Dorset where there have been sand sculptures every Summer since the 1920s. They were a delight for us local and the many tourists alike. http://www.sculpturesinsand.com/history.html

Charlie Wade said...

Some of these are really good, it must take real talent to do this.

I was about to mention Weymouth as well. Though not on the same scale, it's certainly worth a look.

Kym Hamer said...

Wow guys...Weymouth huh? Not ever been there but will make a 'note to self' to have a squiz if I'm ever in the area. Anything else to recommend it?

Charlie Wade said...

I went to Weymouth a few years back, there's a few good beaches in the area plus Portland Bill Lighthouse and Corfe Castle nearby.

The sculptures really are on a much smaller scale than the ones in your piccies though.

JANE said...

Just to really blow your mind, last summer there were some fantastic sand sculptures in THE HAGUE - go figure!