|Bright pink berries in the coastal bush|
Grey Cliff Camping Area
|Looking toward the Brooms Head settlement|
Mid afternoon we drove to the settlement of Brooms Head and then on to the Sandon settlement. Brooms Head had a huge clean Park for camping but I cannot say the same for the situation at Sandon. Bungalows and caravans were in a state of neglect so we are pleased to be camped further north within the National Park, where it seems tonight, we are the only campers.
We have decided to stay an extra night here and enjoy the view for a little longer.
|Brown Quails ( a little blurred because of distance)|
We have spent a second day at the Grey Cliff Camping Area not far from Lake Arragan..but still in the Yuraygir National Park. There are several small beaches but one very long one which we walked this morning. It was 2.5 km so a long walk for me when it is ‘there and back’. The sand was smooth and hard at low tide, so it was very easy to walk on. John went for another walk this afternoon, along the walking track which went through the bush. It also went across the sand bar blocking the water from Lake Arragan, which I am sure runs into the sea at times.
I have found this an interesting park mainly because of the number of birds flitting through the Banksia bushes. Most of them taking nectar from the large Banksia flowers. There are many of the tiny Regent Honeyeater as well as a few Superb Blue Wrens, Butcherbirds, Friar birds, a Sea Eagle and the quaint Brown Quails which feed on short grass and are very easily frightened. Their legs are so short making them fun to watch.
We will sleep again with the roar of the ocean in our ears and wake again in the morning with the same roar going on. It is breezy and cool outside. We wont chance having our awning out this evening. The movement all night is disturbing anyway without an awning creaking,