Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Vincentia to Huskisson with Jervis Bay Dolphins

We set out to do the walk on the coastal path from Vincentia to Huskisson on Saturday morning. We had done this walk once before (when we had just arrived) - and now that whale season has begun - we thought we might catch a glimpse of one if we were lucky!

Bryce finds a great shell

 Looking out towards Point Perpendicular

Perfect conditions for a beach walk 

We came upon a sea of red. So much seaweed that the crashing waves were even red!

Port Jackson shark egg casing 

The red cliffs of weed (that'll stink later!)

High sand ridges

 Moona Moona Creek

Thousands of soldier crabs were at Moona Moona

Bryce and Liam spent some time catching them


Bowen Island in the distance now (where the Little Penguins live) 

The water was so calm 

We explored the rocks - and looked for interesting things! 

Listening for the ocean

Liam had a go too!

Very cool shells

Beautiful scallop shell

Liam in the tidal pool

 They're building a new pathway that circles the HMAS Voyager memorial in Huskisson

While we had lunch at the Husky Pub - we watched dolphins coming right into harbour with the whale and dolphin watching boat. You can see one just behind the boat in this photo. 

One the walk back I noticed this memorial (from 1900)

Heaps of rainbow lorrikeets

Up close and personal

Bird of Paradise

I think the lorrikeets have taken over this house...bit of a block party!

The pod of dolphins stayed close to the shore and we were able to watch them swim around for quite a while. Chy-Anne snapped this photo from the Husky pathway. 

Near the end of the walk we sat on the beach and watched the dolphins - 
the perfect end to a great walk!  

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