I drove along Cullendulla Drive, winding my way from the highway to the coast just north of Batemans Bay, past roadworks and through bush. I pulled up under a hill in the Eurobodalla National Park, no sign of the track I’d been promised that would take me over the headland to Quiriga Beach. I was […]
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Turning off North Head Rd near South Durras, I followed the dirt down to Honeysuckle Beach. No honeysuckle in sight, but then I remembered that honeysuckle was a name for banksias: the Ancestors steeped their flowers in water to make a sweet drink. Through the trees I could see a black beach and a sombre […]
To celebrate my 74th birthday I found myself driving north of Batemans Bay along a dirt road through tall trees. The plan was to visit one – maybe two – of the beaches at the far end of the shire in Murramarang National Park. I canvassed the idea of camping, but the thought of assembling […]
I Driving through bush after rain: muddy road, deep brown puddle-splash, old man banksias and swamp mahogany, and then a glimpse of ocean. Sky moody blue and grey, broken ocean slashed with white, sand-surface pocked, with loops of tideline shells and footprints, and scattered seaweed, golden red, black, translucent buff. Towards the south, platform welcoming […]