Victoria Melbourne Aquarium Botanical Gardens Puffing Billy Phillip Island Great Ocean Walk Day 1 - Koala day Day 2 - shoreline sights Day 3 - up and down Day 4 - to the Apostels Day 5 - finishing up Wilsons Prom Short walk Daywalk Overnight hike The burned gum trees Tree fern jungle Sealers cove over the ridge at the camp ground Tasmania
General Marsupials Birds More animals Trees
When the tree ferns open to the beach, one has reached Sealers cove. Luckily, the times of sealers are long gone, the last remains of their wooden buildings will be rotten soon, too. Makes me think how the seals are doing, but indeed, I haven't seen a single one during the whole holiday.
With the wide views across the beach, we found out everyone was having lunch here. The first one we observed was a Sooty oystercatcher picking in the mud. Maybe it was after the little crabs running around there as long as they feel undisturbed.
Then, when proceeding to the other end of the beach, one reaches a little creek. Its freshwater also provided a drink for a handsome Pacific gull.
The other gull one comes frequently across in Australia, is the Silver gull, Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae, different from what we call a Silver gull in Europe. This one is smaller and very colorful.
At the other side of the creek, one reaches the light shade of tall gum trees again. In one of them, a Yellow-crested Cockatoo made itself heard, seen and photographed before it took off into the blue.