The coastline is rugged, with sharp rocks, unwelcoming shores, thick kelp forests, and the presence of seals and sharks in the water make swimming unviable. Pity help those who were wrecked here, for getting ashore safely would be almost impossible.
One of the most spectacular walks on the NSW coast starts at Green Cape and leads to historic Ben Boyd Tower at Eden. You can take three days to do the whole Light to Light track, or just walk part of it. I meandered along a little way, photographing birds really, but others in the group did longer walks across the heathland. I would rather save the walk for cooler weather!
This section near the lighthouse was pretty sheltered. A small group of Blue Wrens and a Grey Fantail were feeding along the track, a large goanna had rushed off into the scrub, and Stuart set up his easel to paint. The path was particularly lovely, winding through wind-shaped melaleucas. I checked out the Ly-ee-Moon cemetery too, but there was nothing much to show you.
A little further along we drove through the heath, sighting a rare Ground Parrot as we disturbed it by the track. It flew into a small dense bush and stayed there, impossible to photograph. Epacris impressa was in flower, impressive indeed with its bright coral pink colour and jaunty style. This is Victoria’s floral emblem, and does not grow as far north as Dadirri. I would love to walk through this landscape when the flowers are all out about July or August.