Sunday 22 April 2018
Photos by Carol
One perfect day, 10 walkers set out to amble along the track behind Bengello Beach, which was a minor road, before George Bass Drive was built. The southern end of it was washed away in big seas, during an “East Coast Low” storm in the early 1970’s (1971, I think).
This was the same event which dramatically changed the Tuross entrance, and partly washed out the coastal drive at Bermagui. But our day was sublime & serene, with only a light breeze to keep us comfortable.
We turned to the beach at the parking area, known as “the sand mines”, as several decades ago sand was taken from there for various construction purposes. Morning tea on the dunes allowed us to survey the features of the beach, such as sand banks, gutters, sideways drift & numerous rips, which occurred regularly about 200 m apart. Surprising to find that most people still need help to identify such hazards.
Then up over the headland for magnificent views of this beautiful coastline, and along Broulee Beach, enjoying all the fun being had by people with human and furry kids. Lunch was taken on Mossy Point, where the magic of this coast made us feel immensely fortunate, as we are, living in a millionaire’s playground.