coastal walk

To celebrate the easing of restrictions one chap offered to lead a coastal walk with his wife, myself and another interesting lady. He was full of dreamtime stories and knew all the native flora and fauna in Bundjalung National Park.

Ah the freedom to be out and interacting … plus it’s much easier to social distance in the great outdoors … We watched dolphins surfing and spotted the first whale spout of the season!

Then to top it off on returning to the car park he lit a fire with two sticks, one a bow. It smoked then ignited quickly attracting the attention of one of our chopper rescue team who flies directly above me most days. More fascinating conversation flowed and resulted in the invitation of our walk leader to teach his rescue team more survival skills.

had a great coastal walk

with friends who could talk

each different as cheese to chalk

watched the circling hawk

which made the plovers squawk

d’Verse, tanka, Frank


    • watching the dolphins catch the waves in was amazing … the surfers just paused and watched but we had the better view from the shore!

      Didn’t see the actual whale just his huge spout. A sure indicator that they are migrating earlier … probably coz it’s quieter πŸ™‚


  1. What a great way to celebrate the easing of restrictions, Kate! I’m missing the company of friends and the opportunity to chat to strangers. You’re quite right about it being easier to social distance in the great outdoors. As much as I’d love the chance to watch dolphins and whales, we don’t have them here, but I’m happy to watch our cats, the deer and birds in our garden. I enjoyed the cheerful, jaunty rhymes in your five liner.

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  2. Omg, kate!! This is wonderful to hear πŸ₯° I’m so glad that you’re able to go outside now and get a breather! And you’re finally able to go near water 🌊!


  3. What a marvelous, serendipitous adventure. Teaching others to appreciate nature is a blessed calling for the man ❀

    p.s. BEAUTIFUL scene in your photo. Looks like paradise!

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  4. I look forward to spending more time outdoors, among people … smiling, laughing, talking ~ taking care and counting my many blessings. I enjoyed your poem very much and the notes with it.

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  5. It sounds like a wonderful walk in good company Kate, such a lovely way to celebrate the easing of restrictions πŸ’š

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