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Published: September 22nd 2015
Another day in beautiful Fowlers Bay and it was just as spectacular as the previous. I was treated to a 4.5 hour 4x4 tour of the dunes with caravan park managers Brent and Mel and their 7 year old son Zac. Up into the sand hills we sped (literally, its too soft to go slow) and proceeded to follow the coast from the town all the way out to the Point (western headland edge of Fowlers Bay) and then back along the ocean side all the way to Scotts Beach, then home again over the dunes. My big new camera lens was hard at work on the way out as we visited coves that were home to sea lions and then New Zealand fur seals, passing numerous birds and wallabies on the way. Over the other side of the hill and once past the point, it was time for the smaller wider lens as the breathtaking vistas of the cliffs and sands of the coast line of the Australian Bight unfolded before us. No whales out there today, but there was a pod of dolphins making its way past.
I had salmon for dinner tonight. It was caught
as I watched on Scotts Beach as Brent produced his “huge” beach rod and threw into what appeared to me to be a patch of seaweed. However it was in fact a school of salmon. His line was not in the water more than 2 minutes before he pulled out the beautiful fish shown in my photo – enough to feed us “all” for dinner tonight. And that was enough. No more was necessary.
There were other chaps there for the sport of fishing the salmon – one fly fishing the other with a normal rod. They were pulling them in so fast, and thankfully, letting them go. Beautiful creatures of the bountiful sea.
Enough words from me – I’ll let the photos tell this story. Tomorrow I am going out on a whale watching cruise. Apparently most of the southern rights have moved on already this year, but there have been humpbacks performing their tricks, so hopefully I will get lucky again.
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