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Exploring a Wild Australian Coast

240 x 180 mm, 192 pp, 100 photos and maps

ISBN 9781925078299, $14.99, Paperback

Klaus Hueneke

Available: Now

On the South Coast Of New South Wales

Often humorous and sometimes intimate observations of wildlife, people and places interwoven with aspects of natural history, botany, ecology and geography. Based on first hand experiences from numerous camping, walking, surfing, snorkelling and kayaking trips along the South Coast of NSW over the last twenty years.

Contents Part 1 Introduction The coast – early impressions

Part 2 Field Notes Ship wrecks, fibro shacks and heritage tractors - Currarong No honeymoon at Honeymoon Bay – Jervis Bay Morning mirage – Huskisson The queen of Currambene – Jervis Bay Foreboding on Wandandian Creek - St Georges Basin Nibbling around the edges - the formidable Budawangs The hare, wallaby, gecko and eagle – a vision Bendalong and the Walter Hood Magic mushrooms - Lake Conjola and Narrawallee Inlet Walking the coast 200 years ago – 90 Mile Beach to Botany Bay Bootprints in the sand - Burrill Lake to Long Point Spirits of the lake – Termeil Perky pups and gazongas – Meroo Head Drifting with mermaids- Pebbly Beach Bush tucker – Durras rainforest walk Diving under the glass ceiling - Honeysuckle Bay Sun, surf and sex in the ‘lee of a brow’ - Broulee Mullet for dinner - Congo Point and Meringo Lake Clever, cunning cuckoo - Coila Lake Amorous emus and returning terns - Blackfellows Point Surfing with dolphins Whale ahoy Singing, sighing trees on Bumbo Creek -Tuross River What a stench - canoeing Brou and Tarourga Lakes Escape to and from Montague Island Simulacra at Glasshouse Rocks - Narooma The crab and the octopus - Mystery Bay Living off the land - Nargal Lake Climb me a mountain – Gulaga (Mt Dromedary) A rogue kangaroo - Bermagui Back to nature - Mimosa Rocks Feng Shui for tents - Picnic Point Weeding a boat - mirage at Tanja Under the spell of the Wallagoot - Bournda Freshwater on Saltwater Creek, Ben Boyd National Tested by Imlayensis – Mt Imlay Trees please - stop logging our south coast forests Bream and oysters al fresco - Merrica River Tick-ed off – Nadgee I’ve been everywhere man – a poem