A Kookaburra eyeing me off high in the trees
And some bats hanging around. Lucky it wasn't mating season otherwise the area would have smelt rather musky and manky from their glands.
The day before we left the Gold Coast I caught a bus to Burleigh Head to walk the actual headlands. Once again I lived in this suburb for over a year and never ventured into the headland reserve where the suburb gets its name from.
This area was very popular with tourists and runners alike.
And it was very popular with spiders....urggh...spider webs are enough to keep me out of any place. Luckily the path is so well trod that spiders dont get a chance to sling a web across
Even though I dont like spider webs I am amazed by their beauty. When I took this photo I thought this was a skeleton of a leaf and not a spider web encapsulating the leaf.
Bush turkeys normally forage around on the ground but will hop up into the trees is disturbed
A view to the ocean below
Black rocks surround the base of the headland. I decided I wanted to walk around the base of the headland - I did about half of it before climbing back up to the walking path somewhere in the middle of the hill.
On the open ocean side there was plenty of driftwood, some of it is really large pylons which is eventually tossed up to the rocks with heavy seas.
These birds were on the open ocean side foraging for food - only easy to spot because of the bright orange beaks and legs.
See you soon with photos from Byron Bay...I found Byron Bay to be way more interesting than the Gold Coast but that is because the surrounding regions are less commercial (out of town) and therefore more enjoyable to me
Cheers x Monique