A Sandy Beach Almanac

You've landed at Sandy Beach, NSW, Australia: Lat. -30.15331, Long. 153.19960, UT +10:00 – local map & zoom Google map. I live in a cabin on this beach, 25 kilometres north of the traffic and shops of Coffs Harbour, 600 km north of Sydney. My intention is to post observations of Nature and life within 1 km (1,000 paces) of my South Pacific home.


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Sunday, June 18, 2006

The whales cometh

I spoke with friends in Sydney this morning, as they were watching whales pass by Bungan Head, near Newport Beach. Yesterday a young whale came close to the headland and, I was assured, waved its flipper at them.

I've been checking the Pacific regularly but not yet seen any of this year's migrators as they head from the Southern Ocean to Winter and breed in warmer climes off Queensland. I'll keep checking, but of course I can't be sure I'll see them. If you're a local and see the whales, I'd be very pleased to hear from you so I can race onto the beach with my camera.


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