A COASTAL BUSH WALK TO MERMAID INLET

SEAN B FRASER

The Giant's Sandwich The Giant’s Sandwich

Rock Sandwich Rock Sandwich

Some say the ice age left the shoreline looking like this, others say a tsunami over sixty metres in height washed over the headlands, but I believe a rock eating giant dropped his rock sandwiches as he was picnicking on the beach.

Mermaid's Inlet Mermaid’s Inlet

We are headed to Mermaid Inlet on the Beecroft Peninsula which is situated on the northern half of Jervis Bay. The southern point of Beecroft Peninsula is Point Perpendicular which sticks out into the Pacific Ocean and at the north western corner is the village of Currarong. It is from here that we set off on our bush walk.

Off we go Off we go

The shade of the trees The shade of the trees

coastal heath coastal heath

We walked through the sun and the breeze and got relief in the shade of the magnificent trees. Most of the walk passes through what I’d call coastal heath with areas of wildflowers.

Head hunter territory Head hunter territory

A head hunter A head…

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