This is Broken Bay, a small beach hidden on the south end of a peninsula near Patonga and Umina beaches. The beach is public but the land behind it is owned by the Department of Sport and Recreation, and used as a training camp with no public access. Therefore the only way onto the beach if you are not an athlete is via the water.
I got here via sea kayak from Brooklyn. I was planning to keep going up past Lion Island, but the swell was way too big. Even landing on this usually protected bay was a task.
Had dinner at a nice tandoori place near the bridge, took above pic around sunset. Looks like the bad weather from the Queensland cyclones is hitting us, so tomorrow will most likely be washed out. Below pic is from earlier at the headland near Pebbly.
Spent the afternoon on Wallis lake in Forster today, kayaking and fishing. The others rented a small boat and headed around the islands to the oyster farms, while I trolled from my kayak. We caught many fish, but nothing worth keeping. Half way through the day a sun shower hit, drenching us and nearby boat as per pic below…
Visiting Forster for Australia long weekend, went for a walk this morning and visited this beach a short distance from our motel. Below is a picture of the local tidal pool which is naturally created by an interesting rock slab.
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After a morning in Adelaide, we spent the last beach day of our trip at Goolwa, near Victor Harbour. We drove out on the beach to near the Murray Mouth and spent the evening hunting for Pipies, which was trickier than we expected. The first thing you need to work out is the difference between a pipie and a crab.. (Crabs are the ones that bite).
From Adelaide we started the long trip home to Sydney with stops at the Barrosa Valley, Mildura, Parkes and Dubbo.
Heading towards Adelaide now.. we were hoping to put the kayaks into the Coorong to catch the famed Coorong Mullet, but the wind was up and we couldn’t find a sheltered spot. Instead we had a picnic of lobster and oysters we purchased cheaply from the seafood market in Kingston, while a squadron of pelicans lazily circled us above.
From Warrnambool we drove a short distance to Port Fairy for breakfast, which is another nice place we didn’t have enough time to explore completely. There is an interesting foreshore area which is a stopover for Ruddy Turnstones, a small bird that does a 27,000km loop to Tawian and Siberia each year.
There’s an interesting place in Warrnambool called Stingray Bay, which includes a couple of small islands that contain penguin colonies. The defenceless penguins have suffered in the past from vicious fox attacks, endangering the colony. In a world first, the local coastcare group employed a pair of Maremma dogs to guard the penguins from attack. After five years the experiment seems to be working well, with penguin numbers rebuilding..