Almost two weeks ago S and I spent time at the back of the sand dunes in the Bingie Wetlands. The Bingie Dreaming Track meanders though this flat area on its way past Coila Lake to Tuross. We were there in the middle of the day, brilliant sunshine, strong colours. I wanted to share some photos of the area, and the marvelous painting S did while he was there. His exhibition called Being There opens next Wednesday at the Mechanics Institute in Moruya. Check out the paintings on his website!
During ten years of drought this area was dry, now there are large ponds and boggy marshland supporting water birds. The Dreaming Track comes down from Bingie Bingie Point winding through the slopes until it must enter the flat.
A walkway has been constructed over a boggy patch, obviously now a favourite place for ducks to sit and preen. Their feathers catch on the reeds adjacent to the path.
Then the track climbs up a little, through huge old trees, including Banksias with thick nobbly bark.
The shade is welcome!
After a few minutes you are back on the flat, and wondering if you can get through all the water! Here an old Eucalyptus tereticornis lies partly across the track, which is wading territory today.
There are ways around, and there is always the beach. This is view from the top of the sand dunes. If you are nearby it is a fantastic walk, instigated by the Bingie Residents and constructed with help from government grants and the NPWS. Here is the brochure for your interest.