THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER MIDDLE LAGOON
It was another hot day, but with a strong breeze, which gave some relief from the heat.
The owls had gone back to their usual tree. Maybe the one by us was too noisy, after all?
As the tide was going out, we walked around the beach and out onto the exposed reef. It was surprisingly extensive. There were superb little rock pools and crevasses.
We saw crabs, iridescent fish, octopus, clams. The latter were quite fearsome looking. I would not want to get a hand stuck in that opening!
There were several different types of sea birds too, including a Brahminy kite, assorted plovers and sandpipers, and a beach thick knee.
It was all very engrossing, and the tide was part-way back in before we realized.
It was hot out there on the reef, of course.
Lunch was a late one.
John had a sleep during the afternoon, and spent some time using his computer.
K came down. She’d come down in the morning to tell us that there were whales offshore, beyond the reef, but we’d gone off on our explorations. Pity. I think we would have had to have been around on the cliffs to see them.
K had a bar shouldered dove that couldn’t fly and she was planning to take it to a wildlife rescue service in Broome, when they went back this afternoon.
All the young adults and kids of the extended family left, and the place became very quiet. It was also much easier to get a shower – we had been sharing this with the extended family.
Tea was curried sausages and rice.
There was a superb sunset.