Snake Bay

Snake Bay

Yesterday I went bushwalking on assignment for Shoalhaven Council, completing the list of beaches I’ve been photographing for them. I headed to the very southern end of the Shoalhaven, to the Murramurang National Park, a really pretty park that covers 44km of coastline. I had a few beaches to tick off the list but my ultimate destination was Snake Bay which is right at the mid-point and only accessible by bush track either north from Pebbly Beach or south from Pretty Beach. It’s a great walk, about 3.5km each way, with stretches on both beach and bush. Anyway, this is Snake Bay and when I Googled this place I could only find two pictures of the place and they didn’t show anything of the bay itself. It looked great from the land, but to get some perspective you have to get airborne and so I flew the drone above it. This is apparently one of the few locations in the country where spotted gums grow right down to the ocean, which I believe is showcased rather well by this photo. While I sat here a pair of sea eagles (I assume they were a mating pair) soared in over the ocean and caught a thermal up the side of Durras Mountain. It’s a pretty amazing spot, well worth the effort to go and visit, but wear good walking boots!