|Welcoming arrangement of still life|
We have walked the Emu Loop which is a short walk through the bush and along Jeruslem Creek. The bush is most attractive with quite a few flowers in bloom including banksias and lovely grass trees. As well as this there are lots of birds..including the Superb Blue Wren, Rainbow Bird or Bee Eater, Lewin Honeyeater, the White-cheeked Honeyeater, an Eastern Whipbird and a number of Brush Turkeys wandering through the bush. There is much chatter to be heard when we are sitting outside.
Late in the afternoon we walked out to see the beach with the tide coming in. The beach is lined with large black rocks which are rather soft and slippery.
|Beautiful russet coloured Coastal Banksia|
John went for a long walk along Jeruslem Creek..over 9 km in length. I chose to do a shorter walk, of about 2km, through some low bushland. The track was wide, sandy and rather uncleared. It was a delightful walk with the pungent aroma from all the flowers in bloom. The bush was really pretty with grass trees and banksia bushes and to add to this there were tiny White-cheeked Honeyeaters diving around enjoying the sunny morning.
|Banksias & Grass trees|
I spent a lot of time today stitching my eco dyed wool. Mid afternoon we walked the beach for about 45 minutes. It is a wide, wide flat beach..especially at low tide. Black rocks line the cliffs of the beach. these black rocks are easily eroded. They are soft sponge like rock known as Coffee Rock or Black Rock..
One interesting visitor to the camp ground today was a goanna. Evidently they are common and like to raid camps for any food left out.
|Black Rocks of the beach|
|Two Blue Native Iris|
Much of our time has been watching and listening for birds. There are so many of them near our camp. John was lucky to see a Scarlet Honeyeater which is a beautiful brightly coloured bird of red, white and black. Another couple of birds to be added to our list are the White-bellied Sea Eagle and two Pied Oystercatchers.
Another walk along the 'bush' track gave a lot of pleasure as we looked at all the flowers- including quite a number of beautiful blue/violet native irises.
Yes, we did see another Goanna searching around a newly vacated camp site. This one was much darker in colour than the one we saw yesterday.