A GREY pallor and exposed reefs matched the colour of returning Royal Australian Navy warships during almost wintery conditions on the coast from Fremantle to Cottesloe this morning.
A strong low tide at dawn and easterly winds combined to push down swells and expose shore breaks and offshore reefs at Dutch Inn, Cottesloe.
Dog walkers at Mosman Park beach were limited to three hardy souls and their pets who braved drizzle and temperatures that dropped to 14 C overnight.
However, one walker was rugged in an insulated coat, gloves and boots for even worse conditions as he took his morning stroll along the foreshore cliff top.
With the tide so low, and the skies so grey, it felt like an English summer and not typical WA at the height of the hot season.