• Day109

    Jervis Bay Beaches day one

    January 28, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

    Bun decided to go on a photo outing first thing to try to photograph some birds. After this we packed up and set off to look at the numerous beautiful beaches found in Jervis Bay.

    The day was overcast, grey and a bit dull, a recent storm has left a lot of seaweed on the beaches that is smelling quite strongly, plus the recent fires have resulted in ash and bits of burnt tree being washed into the sea. None of the beaches looked very good at all except Honeymoon Beach. This is a small horseshoe shaped bay with course yellow sand protected by two small rocky outcrops. Camping is allowed on Fridays and Saturdays. Despite the close proximity of the camp site, the beach was very clean. Maybe the headlands stop the seaweed coming in? In caparison, Long Beach was several hundred metres of petrifying seaweed,

    We visited the Booderee Botanic Gardens that had great paths and lots of signs for plants that probably used to be there before the drought. It was a little disappointing and we didn’t stay long.

    Murrays beach
    Hole in the wall
    Botanic gardens
    Point Perpendicular Lighthouse
    Honeymoon Beach
    Long Beach

    This evening we are staying at Curragong, right at the north end of Jervis Bay. It’s a more traditional camping park, but not very full now that the school holidays have finished. Prices have ago returned to the pre-holiday and more affordable level.
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