Weather is no better. In fact it's bl**dy cold! Thank goodness Sally gave us a blanket when we left Sydney. I was adamant we wouldn't be needing it and she was just as adamant that we would. Being an Aussie Sally should know and I should have listened!
Late start for us as we wanted to see the Pelicans being hand fed. Within walking distance of our caravan site we set off from the van around 11am expecting the feeding to start at 11.30am. It didn't start until twelve and the extra wait saw us well and truly soaked by a sudden sharp shower. A convenient BBQ area a stones throw away was a good place to seek shelter. Worth the wait though as I was within an arms length of the feeding frenzy and got battered by the wings for my trouble as the Pelicans jostled for position.
|Another Stingray lurking in the background waiting for a handout.|
|I thought a lot had arrived but didn't realise how many. Not sure how the rangers can be so accurate with the counting. There were hundreds all heading up the beach at once.|
We headed off to a place called The Nobbies. Here a blow hole had been carved out of the rocks and everyone had said how spectacular it was. Not for us unfortunately as the tide was receding and the 'blow' was pretty tame.
|Pretty tame don't you think.|
The views were.... well....wow...
|Island in the distance is called the Nobbies.|
|Lovely plant colours over the rocks|
|The seal colony on the far Island|
Another stop on the way back at Swan Lake. A bird hide looking over a natural freshwater lake.
|Swamphen with chick|
|Cape Barren Goose Goslings|
|Purple Swamphen with Black fronted Plover|
|White browed Scrubwren|