|Wroonga Point||June 17 - 20 2019|
|We wake to the sound of rainbow bee-eaters.
In the tree outside our window.
|A walk along the shore towards Peak Point.
This is an old buoy, of the type used to monitor ocean currents. There are no markings on it.
There's a lot of debris along the shoreline.
|From Peak Point we can see around the corner into Punsand Bay and across to the tip of Cape York.|
|A little bit clearer.|
|And, as we climb higher up the peak even more clear.
Your homework is to work out which is the tip .... hint, its where water first appears on the horizon to its left, then there's a couple of islands.
|We added a rock to an existing two rock cairn so we could find our way down the steep sides. This is looking north west towards Horn Island. Possession Island is nearer on the left. Thursday Island is hidden behind Horn Island.|
|We are camped near the far headland, Wroonga Point.|
|An evening stroll to Wroonga Point and a view south west, towards Seisia.|
|An interesting plant, a lot covering 10 or so square meters. This is the "sticky up bit".|
|Behind the sand dune we are camped on, and behind the point, there's some open forest. It looks like it gets soggy in the rainy season.|
|Could be an old, single cylinder Lister engine. Though I'm sure other people made them. For driving all sorts of machinery, including generators.|
|Fishing was uneventful. The water is a tad shallow with the neap tides.|
|So I watch the mangrove heron. Very hard to see. Reminiscent of Nankeen Herons we saw in Nepal. It has that same stooped look. And the similar herons a km from our house|
|After a look at satellite pics we decide to explore a track
which leaves the main track in and heads north. It emerges onto the shore
that we've already walked along, about halfway to Peak Point.
There's a bottle on a tree marking the spot.
The track hasn't been used by vehicles for a long time.
|Our mobile bird hide proved its worth. We think an
It picked up its feed from about 50m away and hauled it into the tree. A bit mangled, we couldn't tell what its eating.
|Occasionally it checked its surroundings, but totally ignored us. We were 3m away in a big white box trying not to move or make any noise.|
|The large egret was much further away. At the limit of the camera.|
|It obliged by flying slowly away after seemingly having not caught anything.|
|Wroonga Point||June 21 - 24 2019|