This will be a short blog as we were in Hervey Bay for a few days to train some new members of staff.
Hervey Bay is on the Queensland Coast and some of Jenni’s family lives there, we couldn’t come to Hervey Bay without a visit to the family as well. Plus it’s quite beautiful.
We were really lucky with the weather, clear blue sky and warm the entire time. It was hard to believe we were freezing our asses of just a few days earlier.
As usual we were working but took an hour or so out of each day to get out of the house and go and explore the surroundings. The first day we went for a wander along the widest sandy beach at Toogom were we booked our Airbnb. The tide was waaaaay out. Probably nearly a kilometre.
You might not think there was much to see in a kilometre of sand but there was.
These innocuous holes in the sand are the holes Sting Rays make when feeding. They lie on the bottom and dig down into the mud and sand to get at their dinner.
We saw a few of these fellas, Mictyris longicarpus or Soldier Crabs.
They dive into their hidey holes in the sand when you get near them. They roam around in their hundreds like little armies on the march.
Then there were the piles of these all around the place. Not sure what makes them but they are everywhere.
We even saw some more alien writing
The shoreline was really far away.
That night the sky was very clear. You could see the Milky Way. I had a go taking some pictures. These were taken just in the front garden of the house we were in. I had to shield the light from the street light off the lens with a book to get this.
This one and the banner image at the top were two of the best that came out.
Olympus OMD EM10 Mk ii, 17mm f1.8 lens, 20 seconds exposure at ISO800 in case you were wondering.
Sunset Walk on the Beach
The next night, after another day in the home office, we had a walk along the beach at sunset.
The light was remarkable
Peaceful and empty
The light was almost liquid
We were, in fact, high tailing it back to the house at this stage in case we got stranded in the dark on the sands.
We made it back just in time.
On our final day we treated ourselves to lunch at Goody’s on the Beach
The view was remarkable
The food was good and the beer and wine excellent
That evening we explored another beach at Point Vernon
It had some very interesting rock formations
And so it was time to pack the Mazda and drive off again on another leg of our Walligan’s Vagabonding Adventure.
Next blog – Brisbane