kangaroos at the intersection

kangaroos at the intersection

Walking at dawn, the deep rumbling of traffic in the distance was actually breakers surging onto the rocky shores and sandy beaches, birds calling, kangaroos surprised at the presence of an interloper in the midst of their dawn grazing.

looking to Bingie Bingie Point

looking to Bingie Bingie Point and south to Tuross

Pushing through scrub to reach the end of the Point, rejoicing with the young casuarinas reclaiming land once a car park, drawn by the sea to the very edge of the rocks, hazy and soft in dull morning light.

fishermen have drowned here

fishermen have drowned here

Signs speak of humanity, the love fishermen have of remote dangerous rocks, the life preserver a reminder of the lives lost for the thrill of the catch. Grasses barely moving in the breeze, soft swishing as a sea eagle flies overhead, no thermal to help her up.

rocks and sea

rocks and sea

Looking this way wilderness wins out, the sea endlessly pushing into these cliffs, creating channels where huge swells rise and fall, a game for the young and foolish to leap in and land on the fullness of the swell. Memories of snorkelling through the channels one summer, flowing forwards and back with the kelp as the sea flushed in and out. So delightful I can laugh about it even now.

soft greys today

soft greys today

Back through the bushland, disturbing birds and roos as I walked, ocean whispering sweetly now, meditating, earth caressing my feet. Banksia flowers rich with nectar attracting honeyeaters.

Banksia integrifolia

Banksia integrifolia

Past our beach and the lagoon, gulls crying on the beach, feasting amongst strewn kelp, everything silver grey. A fish leaping in the lagoon, small birds scattering, a breath of salty air.

Mullimburra ICOLL

Mullimburra ICOLL

Thoughts of the day ahead returning as my feet took the path home, until distracted at the last moment by roos grazing, they watch too, seeing someone familiar, and return to their feed.

roos by the house

roos by the house

Through the garden gate, wash my feet under the tap, home in time for breakfast.

32 thoughts on “Mullimburra

  1. ancora una splendida avventura della mia cara amica Cristina, con lei ho visto luoghi selvaggi e sorprendenti, e i simpatici canguri ( sempre da tenere a distanza per paura dei calci)
    il verde dello sfondo del blog da molto risalto alle tue foto
    passa una giornata serena
    baci, baci
    still a wonderful adventure of my dear friend Cristina with her I saw wild places and amazing, and the friendly kangaroos (always to be kept at a distance for fear of kicks)
    the background of the Green blog by much prominence to your photos
    passes a serene day
    Kisses, kisses

  2. Such a lovely morning walk, though I think I would prefer the quieter beaches. I am intrigued by the lifesaver. Hopefully it doesn’t get used too often. Aren’t the roos wonderful with that alert pose they have? Do you ever have to care for joeys?

    • we don’t but a neighbour belonged to WIRES and took care of orphaned joeys for about ten years … they were pretty little things but had to be trained to go back to the wild … we usually walk on the beach but today it was high tide and sometimes that is too much hard work! I don’t expect the lifesaver has ever been used …

      • Well, reassuring that the lifesaver is there, should it be required! Have you had any of the really big tides lately that have affected other places in the region? I think more are expected this weekend.

  3. Such a thoughtful ode to your backyard. A wildlife walk every morning before breakfast!

    We see kangaroos in Saint John, too, only they’re more horizontal and have short little tails. No wait, they’re deer — but the ears are perfectly rooish.

    • so sweet, they are the same in many ways, fill the same niche, it was wise to have soft feet over here on our very old fragile land, so the soft-footed things did well … if there were any hoofed things they must have died out … sad now we have cattle and sheep causing erosion and damage all over the land …

  4. thank you for the wonderful walk this morning, your weather is still warm? you are walking barefoot? i haven’t shedd my boots for months, so tired of white landscape need to break out the color box, visiting my mother today, she has fresh flowers in her apartment from my sister, it is a colorful contrast to the huge snowbank outside her window, thanks again

    • hi MJ, yes still warm here although lots of thick cloud in the last few weeks but very little rain … I was actually wearing my new Merrills but I walked through the sand on the way back, usually we walk barefoot on the beach but the road is rough πŸ™‚ Lovely to think your mother has flowers to enjoy, I can’t imagine living with white and grey for so long!

  5. There is something so tangibly soul soothing about Australia…that feeling never goes away…especially when I read posts as awesome as this one Christine

  6. How long and how far did you walk that morning? Aren’t the roos a bit unpredictable? I’ve heard the males can be viscious. I love the orange lichen on the rocks and the wild grasses are stunning. A gorgeous landscape!

    • The end of the Point is about 15 minutes walk from home, and I was pottering about, so it took me longer, you know, chatting with the kangaroos and birds … those lichens and grasses are wonderful aren’t they?

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