After consulting the Bureau of Met. on Friday it was decided that the proposed trip to Bendalong would have to be postponed. The rain depression along the coast was moving north and the Far South Coast looked like having more stable weather. We decided to take the Snowy Mountains Highway down the Brown Mountain to Bermagui on Friday afternoon.
We arrived at Bermi (local lingo) around 7 oclock and the southerly was still in full swing. We found a camp near Wallaga Lake and settled in for the night, we were a little closer to the road that we would have usually pulled up. fortunately the rain drummed out any traffic sounds.
Saturday morning and Wallaga Lake was alive with birds, it was too choppy for a paddle so we picked up the SMH and headed to Camel Rock. The rain had now stopped and I set off to walk to around the headland back to the lake via Murana Point. Mr P settled in with the paper and his new Wilbur Smith read.
|North of Camel Rock|
|Mt Dromaderry and Wallaga Lake|
|Shell Midden on Murana Point|
The headland scrub was alive with superb fairy wrens, whip birds and red browed finches. Birds of note were 2 juvenile sea eagles and a wedge tail eagle hunting around the cliff.
I then spent the rest of the morning checking the 100s of dead Shearwaters on the beach for bands. Gruesome task, the odds of finding a banded bird are a bit like winning the lottery.