I had bought a book about a month ago that has all of the bush walks in the area mapped out. Several of those lead to the sea, so we thought we'd head for a few of those. Big Rocky Point was supposed to be wonderful, so off we went.
We drove through the bush on a tiny, sandy road, all the while glad for our 4 wheel drive. We saw lots of massive spider webs (and spiders), spotted a Wallaby, and had two Kangaroos bound across the path in front of us. At this point I decided to get my camera out of the bag, so naturally there were no more Roos to be seen!
We walked down a small path from the car park and were not disappointed. Big Rocky certainly gets it's name honestly! We hopped across a small stream and some rocks to an "island" that I'm certain would be inaccessible at high tide, which was coming in quickly. I was glad we didn't bring the boys. Nathan hates loud noises and the waves were crashing in very loudly. Trying to get the boys across the rocks would've been difficult as well. The views were certainly worth the work!
|See, crashing waves|
After walking around there for awhile, we decided to search for Samurai Beach. We have heard very good things about the beach but hadn't been able to easily find it, and probably for good reason - it's the only "official" nude beach. We actually had to pull into the Resort Park and ask how to get there! It is only accessible by 4 wheel drive and was right next to the Resort Park. It was marked by a very small sign. No worries - kept on our clothes!
Interesting side note, the beach has a head nudist. While I find that funny in and of itself, one of the people Brian works with was originally in the RAAF and his commanding officer was said head nudist. How do you salute him without giggling?
All the nuders on this beach were retired gentlemen - not exactly the kind of people you want to see naked! Here are some carefully framed pictures!
|Seagull dining amid the foam|
|This doesn't do justice to how high the water was crashing|
|One of the many rock pools|
|Rock pool facing the beach|
We had already decided to head back to Birubi Point after dinner to catch the sunset. Sadly, the clouds started rolling in, but we decided to head out anyway. What's the worst that could happen - I don't get great pictures? We're still able to hang out together at the beach! When we first got to the beach there were a few big black clouds.
|Still pretty though|
|My favorite sunset picture ever|
|I love the black clouds with the red on the bottom|
|Lovely colors over the dunes|