The wildlife here was spectacular! So many beautiful roos and wallabies, and because of the season, so many had joeys.
As we were walking back from dishwashing and showering, I caught a glimpse of movement on the opposite side of the dam. Sure enough – an Emu had strolled down for a drink. Soon a second Emu joined and we sat down where we were to watch them. In less then 5 mins, they were gone again, into the bush. How lucky we were to see them at just the right time, right before we left for the day!
Beachcomber Holiday Park is undoubtedly our favourite place to camp so far (and possibly of all time!). We were both filled with a sense of peacefulness throughout our stay here. Not so far from “civilisation” but far enough to be surrounded and enveloped by nature entirely.
Next stop – Narooma ! Lib had been keen to see the seals since we started our journey. As we turned into the north side of Narooma, we stopped to undertake the Mill Bay Boardwalk. At the carpark close to the breakwall, we also got these photos with fabulous artwork on the toilet block.
On our walk back, Lib spotted something floating across the other side of the inlet. “It’s a seal!” she exclaimed, but I naysayed her – “It’s just a branch”. Yet, sure enough, as I zoomed in, there was a seal floating on its back, down the river way! It blew us a kiss for the photo, and we took it as a sign of good things to come.
They lay sunning themselves and it was hard not to simply stare at these wild animals. We were so close to them, in their natural home. Whilst we were looking, a lady and her man-friend hurried down to us; “There’s a big snake up there,” she informed us. “A python,” he added. We wandered cautiously down, looking for more seals but being wary of this possible snake.
Sure enough, a large diamond python was at the end of the breakwall, sunning itself.
After lunch at Camel Rock Brewery (not a real brewery, expensive food and drinks), we moved on to Bermagui to check out Blue Pool (often thought to be Australia’s best ocean baths). Surpassing Newcastle’s own Bogey Hole with easy to access pool and clear waters, the Blue Pool certainly looks like a scenic place for a swim. As we were both wearing multiple jumpers, we decided it was too cold for a swim.
Next on our view list was Tathra Wharf. A relic from the past, Tathra Wharf is in my mind, a must see. Engineering feat, beautiful design and epic views, Tathra Wharf certainly captures the imagination. Although we didn’t see any wildlife (Lib was hoping for the reported sting rays), there was a lovely cafe and art gallery on the wharf (with ‘Vote Yes’ flyers!).
After the wharf, we drove around the headland (and saw another echnida). We kept driving a little further and found Tathra boat ramp. A beautiful hidden swimming spot and bush walk, with turquoise waters and sunshine.
We were the happiest two people, having a spa and a good nights sleep. Lib worked on her assignment all the next day, with a quick break to have lunch down on the rock platforms around Short Point. Beautiful south coast rocks and clear oceans were our view as we munched on ham (the joys of a fridge!), cheese and tomato rolls. I cooked up some steak for dinner and we rested, preparing for our next adventure – Ben Boyd National Park!