I’d never been down this way before, Callala Beach, part of the Jervis Bay Marine Park, on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia.
It’s a quiet place, and the enclosed bay means that the waves are almost non-existent, so it’s ideal for swimming.
There is wildlife, of course. There must have been thousands of Hermit Crabs on that beach. At least one Sea Eagle, which I saw with a fish later. A couple of these Pied Oystercatchers (how hard is it to catch an oyster?).
Nelson’s Beach: we went there for an afternoon and the landscape was a little more dramatic.
We headed south down the beach one morning and could see a town in the distance. We thought we’d have a coffee there. Alas, after over an hour, we were sooo close…
We did see a more appropriate form of transport.
Go here for a slideshow of more Flickr photos as I’m running out of space and there’s a video.
Just a little vid of Callala Beach. It ends with me walking into the sunset. (I finally found out how to adjust the aspect ratio for wide screen, to. If you were wondering, type into the tags section “yt:stretch=16:9” – yeah, so obvious.)
On our drive back we stopped off at Minnamurra Beach, and off shore was this magnificent island. I always feel about islands like this that they harbour some mystery. They look like a place not meant for humans but for spirits, the wild ocean and the birds.