Early tentative steps after Lockdown
Dolphin Court to Toowoon Bay along the foreshore,
past the Ocean Baths which is still in lockdown
around the headland
along the rock shelf observing the rambling shells
to the Grey Heron home
where excitingly I found 4 new young Herons
feeding amongst the low tidal pools on the rock shelf
in the distance,
to Blue Bay along the sand to the bend
and around to Toowoon Bay
where a last walk along the beach and I met Michael with morning tea of fruit. It was again the birds that dominated.
Well the Haven of Herons could be a future poem.
Early Tentative Steps out of Lockdown
Dolphin House to Long Jetty
Set out before lunch to walk to Long Jetty and meet Michael for a picnic lunch.
The day was a stunning blue winters day with some gorgeous fluffy happy clouds bouncing around and giving wonderful ware reflections as you will see in some of the photos. . I walked along the beach till it became the lake, under the bridge, past the old boat shed, along the path of huge Norfolf pines where the cormorants nest, along past The Lake House around the bend to the south side of Tuggerah Lake. I met a couple looking very concerned taking photos of fishing lines and tackle caught up in the pines. I firstly smiled thinking of the frustration of your line getting caught like when a kite gets caught and then herd the story of how ignorant The Pelicans were standing there confused as picnickers were taking their place everywhere .
Only a few days back the birds had the place to themselves.
I walked along the edge of the lake enjoying the glass waters reflection of the fluffy clouds and as usual i enjoyed the birds the pelicans , ibis, two gorgeous black swans
a wonderful reflection of a large white egret feeding amonst the reeds, a couple of masked lapwings or plovers as we call them
I kept walking past the jetty as it was a bit busy and not enough room for social distancing and found a perfect spot a little further on. Michael and I met with the app ‘ Find a friend ‘ very modern of us haha . He pulled up where i had found a view and a table and was writing and he arrived with thermos for tea and coffee and a picnic lunch.
We actually drove on after that to look at heaters and a back up charger. We bought unsuccessfully as the heater doesn’t blow out air and the charger doesn’t fit, so Monday a return day. and we might do the same walk and picnic lunch .
Just want to add some photos that I took on our return a few hours later. Here the sunsetting over the lake is breathtaking.