Shearwaters galore

Wednesday September 4, 2013

[From the trip East Coast Odyssey]

We awoke this morning after a foggy but clear night to a stunning landscape.  The bright blue skies and crystal clear water of Wreck Bay are just as good from on the water as they are on the land in Booderee National Park.  A White-bellied Sea-Eagle was standing watch over the boat while we were at anchor, sitting proudly on a nearby headland.  Hauling anchor we headed to Jervis Bay to spend the day.  On the way large flocks of Hutton’s Shearwaters streamed past the boat, and a few albatross kept us company.  A single Fairy Prion flew off the water at one stage, unusual so close to land.  We headed into Jervis Bay only to find the Australian Navy were doing training exercises, including live fire near the anchorage we were planning to use!  So we moved on to a safer place and settled in for a beautiful starry evening.




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