Furtherest southern point in Australia at 29sdegrees S.
What a blast!! What a magnificent headland! And the sun shone all day - double whammy.
Tidal River is an awesome place - camping grounds galore set amongst dense forests of gum trees and Rooikranz - - Saffies will understand how significant it is to see these trees in their natural habitat.
The beach is as flat as the proverbial pancake and longer than Burleigh Beach. All the camp sites have to be booked through the NP, but they are seriously inviting! Met a 62 year old surfer whose 84yo mum was on the beach with him - they've been coming here since he was 4yo!! Its that kind of place.
The walk along Lilly Pilly Gully was really great too. The whole forest burnt down in 2009, and has recovered majestically. Found a cicada on the forest floor - have never seen a live one, always just their exo-skeletons!
Then on to Squeaky Beach. Quite amazing how many nationalities one finds at these places - here we saw burins, yarmulkes, Koreans and the only QLD rego in the car park was ours!! Chatted to a fisherman who was hoping to catch mullet of flathead for dinner, and 5 minutes later saw him chasing a seagull that had taken off with his entire bag on bait!!!
Whisky Bay is probably named such for the colour of the stream that flows onto the beach. If you're a brit you might call it tea coloured, then again it must have been a Scot who named it Whisky bay!!
The scenery is magnificent over the whole promontory; granite boulders, moss covered boulders on the tracks, distant vistas of secluded beaches, sapphire blue ocean and many varieties of birds.
Back into town and I found the local Arts and craft shop - oh yes!!! beautiful big buttons to finish off the new little projects I am working on. Now to start off the next smocking project - not enough hours in the day.
We are so blessed to be here. Loving every day.
Tidal River beach.
Lunch on Squeaky Beach
Walking in Lilly Pilly Gully
The entrance to Whisky Bay
Board Meeting on the Rocks @ Whisky Bay
When last have you seen one of these scales? still in use @ Fish Creek Home Centre!
Enjoy! See you in the next blog.....