We walked up to the Sports Ground and down a path to Home Beach to see the sunset. There were beautiful ferns at the entrance to the path looking like another world or something out of Lord of the Rings
North beach faces north-north-east toward Shag Rock, 1.5 km offshore. Sand waves change over time, so too does the nature of the shoreline, bars and surf. There is access to the beach at Adder Rock, at some access tracks along the beach…Home Beach was named from the era when the only route to Point Lookout was from Amity via Flinders Beach. When the bus got to Adder Rock, the last beach was called Home Beach because it was almost home.
We walked along the beach towards Adder Rock and back again along the sand. There was a long sandbar between the water and us. There was a pelican settling down in the water and a pair of Ospreys flying off towards Cylinder Beach and a few plovers scolded as we came near. It was a beautiful evening as the sun set behind Adder Rock. Ahead was Shag Rock where the divers go from Manta. Shag Rock is located off Brisbane’s North Stradbroke Island and is one of those all-weather sites that is very under-appreciated at times. Surrounding Shag Rock are rocky reefs and coral gardens in depths from six to 20 metres. Shag Rock is also home to turtles, wobbegong sharks, brown-banded catsharks, stingrays, stingarees, shovelnose rays and often visited by pelagic fish
We walked back over the sand and over a rope like vine that was used as rope by early aborigines. We walked back to the Bowls Club for a disappointing and cold Roast dinner that was nothing like the pictured meal for $15. Walking back was scary too as there were no lights on where the Bowling green was and I had to hold hands with my friend because it was so dark as well as wet and slippery.
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