|Pews in Green Cathedral|
We left out campsite of two days, to continue north up the coast. We traveled through several settlements including the town of Taree, where I found a huge Spotlight shop..could have done some damage there, if left for too long.
We lunched at Harrington where we watched the pelicans which always prove to be a central focus.
Continuing on we drove through the bush of Cowdry Bay National Park and have camped at the Diamond Head Camp Ground. It is sitiuated very close to the beach which makes it a delightful spot to spend at least 2 days.
|Pelicans waiting for lunch|
After rain overnight the day dawned fine but quite cloudy. We packed our lunch and set off to walk to the camping area over the headland known as Indian Head Campground, about 4.3 km away. It was an interesting walk going over the headland through beautiful bush. Light coastal rain dampened us considerably. However we did enjoy our lunch when we reached our destination. It was a round trip to return, to camp, and very much shorter. I really enjoyed the bush with many flowers in bloom easily dominated by a wonderful display of Banksia blooms. I was able to identify a few flowers but unfortunately there was no clear information available to assist me.
I will name a few for my records. Three types of Banksia, Flannel flower, Rice flower, Caladenia Orchid, Yellow pea flowers, large Meleleuca trees in bloom and Grass trees are just a few that brightened the scenery.
At one point there were masses of Bracken fern which I do not usually admire but these were quite bright in colour and no doubt refreshed by the rain. The views from the cliffs were spectacular with rocks and wild water.
|Crashing waves at the bottom of the cliffs|