Thursday July 25th
Today has been a short journey of 38kms from Cowell to Port Gibbon where we are camped among the sand dunes. There is plenty of sand on the floor of the rig tonight as we have had a couple of walks along the beach amongst the sea weed. There were only a few shells but
|Discarded shark egg|
pieces of beach detritus. John knew they were shark eggs. After research we found that they come from the Port Jackson shark. They are laid and wedged in a crevice where they remain for 10 -12 months before hatching. There were quite a number on the beach so my guess is there must be a few sharks in the nearby waters.
Further along the beach, lying on the piles of seaweed were a number of Bull Seals. They were not disturbed by us, but certainly had their eye on us. We stayed in the area for some time watching them sleep and move about a little. They were more interested in dozing in the warmth of the sea weed.
|Bull seal looking out to sea|
Fish for dinner tonight. We purchased Yellow Fin Whiting which we have not heard of before and certainly have not tasted.