A north-westerly flow has brought hot, humid winds onto the coast and the temperature in the nursery has been around 34 all week. On Monday a low on a trough formed off the coast and for a few hours we were on a severe weather warning. However, the low moved south and we were left in the doldrums. I think the monsoon will be here before Christmas with lots of cool rain.
Went for a walk around to the front beach at Coquette Point last Sunday with my son Martin and grandchildren Liam and Pearl. A log at the mouth of Crocodile Creek became a boat for captain Liam to look out for hazards-crocodiles and things. We saw a flash of red against the green of the forest and Brahminy Kite was hunting for anything that moved in the forest. He followed us as we walked along the beach.
Wimberals and other waders were busy fishing on the sand-flats. Three sandpipers were working together to catch any fish in the shallow pools of water left when the tide went out.
As I was taking photos of the curlews Martin sang out that the midden was uncovered. Around 1973 I observed a shell midden on a dune behind the mangrove forest. It was partly in a fresh water lagoon. Cyclone Winifred which crossed the coast on the February 1, 1986 brought waves into the coast which topped the dune system and covered the midden. An investigation by the Queensland Museum to find the midden about 25 years ago was unsuccessful.
There was a lot of soft seaweed on the beach and we counted five hermit crabs on one piece of seaweed.
A giant melaleuca that had fallen to ‘Yasi’ became a bridge out of the rainforest.
Cheers for now,