A mountain bike ride this morning at Wyrrabalong National Park.
First track was the Red Gum trail. It was wide and sandy in sections. The amazing thing is no rocks. It is a sand dune area between the sea and the lake that is covered with vegetation.
Another point of interest are the huge red gums growing in sandy soil. The reason is a fresh water aquafer at the base of the sand dunes. Water filters through the sand easily and deposits in underground reservoir. Also amazing is that this area is relatively narrow lying in between the salt water of the ocean and the brackish water of the Tuggerah Lake.
The red gums are beautiful trees looking smooth and dimpled with the huge branches growing into amazing shapes. They provide homes for many native animals in their hollows but beware the huge branches can and do break off the tree.
The second track was the Burrawang Track. This track was narrow with burrawangs and smaller trees dominating. The trees grow close to the track so tucking and twisting was necessary and the burrawangs have a sharp needle like end to their large fronds ... ouch!
After such a fun ride, I had a cappuccino at Toowoon Bay. I admired the view and soaked up the autumn sun warmth.
Later, Kara, Mr Archibald (the bird) and I went to Killcare Beach for a bite to eat. Once again it was nice taking in the beautiful view and soaking up the sun's rays.
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