This will be mostly photos. Maybe a little self-indulgent but I really love this place and just want to share it with you. Staying in a wonderful house with views and a large deck overlooking the bay, it was difficult not to feel I was in paradise. Two visitors who were my constant companions were the young Kooka, and a Seagull with no feet. This little guy balances on the deck rail, en pointe, swivelling in the strong winds and hunting off any other seagulls with aplomb.
Walking in the Royal National Park, wherein Bundeena sits, is a delight and a privilege. Wild coastal scrub, Aboriginal rock carvings, magnificent rocky cliffs, native flowers and trees, animal scats and tracks - and all this with the sun shining mightily each and every day.
Here is the sunrise breaking through, followed by the stunning full sunrise. I couldn't stay in bed once I saw it was nearly dawn and I have to admit that I did take a lot of photos early in the morning.
A Leaf tailed Gecko sheltering from the rain. When I picked him up to take him to safety he hissed quite fiercely and tried to bite me. I do like lizards so much. My friend Jen, also fond of lizards, isn't feeling so charitable just now. A huge Goanna or Lace Monitor has visited her house this week, which she didn't mind, but she did mind that he also visited her chooks, killed a chicken and ate all the eggs.
Before I go, I must thank Amanda for the very welcome gift that landed in my mail box this week. I won't show what it is until I know Amanda has written about it on her blog. Thank you, Amanda, a very cool gift.
Sydney Park – the old brickworks
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