Today we find ourself in Brunswick Heads, so drove down to Byron Bay to find out what all the fuss was about. Unfortunately we had a drizzly day, so while the others visited the shops, the dog and I walked around. Most of the beaches were closed to dogs, so we found ourselves walking along the streets and then up to the lighthouse on the headland. Annoyingly, after a forty minute walk to the lighthouse, we found that the park it was in was in a National Park (no dogs), so we had to walk back without seeing it.
The dog was interested in the number of bush turkeys wandering around the coastal parks, but was annoyed that he wasn’t allow to go after any. I was delighted to catch sight of a sea eagle visiting its nest.
Moonee Beach is a bit north of Coffs Harbour. As noted in the previous post, we were very lucky to get into it, arriving just after six; most caravan park receptions close at five, this one at six and they answered the after hours number. We stumbled well! It is a beautiful location on the Solitary Islands Walk with a tidal creek (Moonee Creek) running past the camp ground. It is home of the Sooty Oyster Catcher, which did not let us approach within smarty phone photo range with our hairy mutt. There were a number of herons, cranes, ducks, plovers and a lot of fish.
We had three great days there doing walks and going for a canoe. The Dog as usual had the most fun. The Solitary Islands Walk went through beaches, headlands and rainforest. He loved the canoeing – both in the canoe, and swimming behind when not in the canoe.