Today we walked for miles!! We left early and decided to walk further down the coast and take advantage of the break in the rain 🙂 Waves were
pretty huge! A surfers paradise (Ash from work would love it here).
We had done some of this walk a day or two earlier but decided to keep going until we got about as far as we could without me whinging too
much (walkings not my forte), or until we ran out of beach.
Bumped into a guy on the beach (Alf) who was collecting fossilised shark teeth! He had a bag full of them, some as big as your hand! He said,
with the weather being the way it was, the waves kick up the bedrock and release the fossils from underlying stone and deposit them among the
pebbles on the beach. He handed us a couple of teeth for us to keep… nice bloke!
We continued on for a couple more miles (groan) and found ourselves in Great White Shark waters. Signs on the beach warn you to surf in groups, and if swimming, stay in waist height waters and NEVER swim if you have a cut or you are bleeding!! Cool!!
We walked as far as a Nature reserve further down the coast. It was pretty much deserted but it’s posters of the wildlife made very interesting reading. Everything from Penguins to Southern Right Whales can be spotted here. There’s even signs telling you to leave the whales alone… and if they come close to shore, not to disturb them… “Oi you… get orf my Whales!”
After a drink and an apple we headed home, on the understanding that we were to have Hake & Chips on the way home! The seagulls here are like the SAS. They see you leave the fish shop and you can almost hear a radio crackle….
“Cccrrrrrrrrrrr……Red leader, red leader subjects have left the fish shop…Ccrrrrrrr……..”
“Subjects heading for beach front seating area… over”
“Ccccrrrrrrr…. this is Red Leader…. can you confirm package is armed with Hake and Chips?… over!”
“Red Leader… package is armed with fish and chips! over!”
“This is red leader… join formation and engage annoying sqwark devices… over!”
“Copy that red leader…. Sqwark! Sqwark! Sqwark! Sqwark! Sqwark! Sqwark! Sqwark! Sqwark! Sqwark! Sqwark! Sqwark!
“The female is a pushover…er…over… continue offensive action in her direction… over…Sqwark!
Headed home and chilled in the kitchen with some of the volunteers from the Penguin Rescue place. Had a laugh and beer and went to bed knackered!!