A strong wind warning for most of the week has brought rolling waves breaking onto the Johnstone River bar. It took my mind to thinking of what Dalrymple and Johnstone saw as they rounded Thompson Point in 1872 when they noted “ the broad shoal estuary where sand banks with a white break over them appeared to reach from shore to shore” and thus it is today.
Meanwhile pigs are out of control in the Moresby Range National Park. Every resident at Coquette Point has a story to tell of a recent encounter with pigs. The pigs are causing huge damage in the National Park with pig wallows evident in many places. More importantly the pigs are eating every bit of fruit on the ground, there is nothing left for the cassowaries and they are forced to beg for food at the houses at the top of the hill. See photo. My project this week is to weld up the mother of all pig cages.
The White Ibis have returned and every afternoon this week I have seen a flock in V shaped formation flying from Flying Fish Point towards the Ninds Creek Wetlands these birds are amazing.
Cheers for now,