The Safari only had the chance to nip over the road for a couple of minutes today. The wind was howling and the waves were crashing. It was too wet to stand up by the seawall so we had to lean the scope on the far less robust railings. All we got was a similar number of Common Scoters to yesterday and a Great Black Backed Gull ridin the storm out (also an REO Speedwagon tune - remember them? We'll leave you to find it for yourselves on You Tube) on the water.
With the tide almost full, about another half an hour to go, we shot back for the camera to try to get some pics of the impressive breakers. It wasn't raining when we got back to the wall, but after a couple of shots it started spitting and after a couple more it was torrential and horizontal, we were wet. Juat as we turned to leg it back over the road a huge wave came over the top of the wall - if we weren't wet before we certainly were now. And so it was off to physio to drip in the waiting room - we were so bad one of the staff brought out a 'Warning - Wet Floor' sign!
You'd wonder at people needing to be warned to Keep Out when the sea's like this - often they don't head the warning...either they think they are tougher than the sea or it's drunken bravado...which ever the sea always wins with the inevitable consequence.
A week or so ago qwe found this moth flying around the garden at Base camp - not the best pic - perhaps Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana but a very late one - anyone any other suggestions.
Where to next? More wind and rain probably.
In the meantime let us know what's all washed up in your outback.
As a quick aside now might be a good time to think about a purchase of a download of What a Monster Week or a bagful of Burston Blues to help with the rehab of the injured animals that are going to be brought to Maroo in the next few days. The poor wee mites will need all the help they can get.