So this morning I woke up about 6am, after a pretty average sleep. Despite it being so quiet I woke a few times in the night, not helped by the fact I have been ravaged by mosquitoes again, to add to yesterday's collection. b******s.
I went and checked the surf over my Weetbix, Raisins and Bananna breakfast, but was rewarded with nothing more than yesterday arvo; virtually no swell and strong winds = a big mess. However a big southerly swell is meant to start pushing through by lunch time, which I guess explains the 30knot (so I'm told) southerly winds, so fingers crossed..
As I couldn't surf I decided to go off an do some walking. As you come in from the North you follow the coast very closely, so there wasn't much I hadn't seen that way. So south it was. This takes you down to the end of 'Big Hill Beach' over the road from the campsite, down to the aptly named 'Big Hill' headland.
It was about a 5/6km round trip down the beach, round the headland and back, so I was back in camp within a couple of hours about 10am.
It was interesting to walk to the southern end of the beach though, as it was vastly more sheltered and there was a half surfable 1ft wave. A Mojo style company called 'Surfaris' was down there giving a lesson, so it was interesting to watch that for a while too.
By the time I got back the weather had cleared up to be sunny day broken up by some cloud, and nice and warm. As a result I swapped my finished book for a couple of different ones, left here by past campers, and spent until lunch time reading in the sun.
I also discovered that a Mojo group is meant to be here this weekend, and will arrive sometime this arvo! I'm going to hang around and see who the instructors are; if it's Dan/Dave/Charlie I'm going to hang about camp for another day or so, if not I will get going before I have to pay for another nights camping..
Well I spent the rest of the day reading my book, checking the surf (and the swell is definitely building) and just generally chilling. It got to 6pm and Mojo still hadn't either arrived or phoned to say what's happening (standard Mojo organisation!) so I decide to jump ship and leave the campsite, so I didn't have to pay another 15 bucks. There are a few little beach front carparks/lay bys, so pulled up in one of those for the night...fingers crossed I don't get a Ranger visit. In the morning I will surf out the front of the campsite I expect, as I'm more likely to have some company than down here!
(Photo - how I spent half my morning, hard life!)