Sunday, 8 February 2015

Boney and the Campers of the Purple Sage

An alert reader will immediately pick the allusions to Zane Grey and Arthur Upfield and realise this is coming from Bermagui, NSW

Arthur lived here for a while and "the Mystery of Swordfish Reef is based on Bermagui.  .Zane visited for the game fishing for 3 years in the late 1930s, establishing the sport in this area, and also tuna fishing.  In fact we are in the Zane Grey caravan park, very close to where he used to camp.

We are spotting Memorials as we go.  There is a roll of honour in this school.
 We stopped at Narooma where we rated this park very highly.  At one point we just ignored Tammy and when she finished sniffing she trotted across and rejoined us!
 This is the mural at the town pool.
 Cormorants and...
 evidence of cormorants.  (We didn't stop long here!)
 Narooma Memorial Hall.
 Central Tilba is clos to Mount Dromedary.  This is the eponymous pub.
 Here is the Memorial ...
 ... with this unusual dedication.
 A large flock of Spoonbills at Wallaga Lake.
 Camel Roc was well named.
This guy was doing an astonishing bit of snorkeling withe waves coming in behind Camel Rock and heavy seaweed all round him.
 A shag on a rock!
 Echidna is always worth snapping.
 Bermagui Memorial.
 Our arrival at this campground was a tad fraught as the local Dog Show is on so the place is chockers with dog fanciers.  But we got the camper up just before a storm arrived and then went for a walk along the clifftops.

 This is the blue Pool- although the one closer looks like the Yellow Pool - and I amsure there is a natural reason for this.
 The only flower I took today - probably a Westringia.

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