Moona Moona Creek is a popular spot with locals and tourists alike.
It essentially splits Huskisson from Vincentia.
There is a bridge to cross, and you will see a lot of photos taken from the bridge (see the first photo) purely because it is a great view. However you do not usually see many pics of the bridge itself. So here is one. ;)
The creek is home to a lot of creatures. You will find baby crabs, baby fish up to larger fish, stingrays nestle in the sand – this would be my one note of caution about taking kids here, probably best to put them in water shoes. Also a good idea to get your foots in yourself and move around a bit first as this will usually send the rays swimming away.
The weather has been pretty incredible here in Jervis Bay, as I write this it is the 12th of August and we’ve had a solid week of gorgeous days.
I went walking at the bay every single day for 5 days in a row.
This week I have seen – the Shoalhaven Council added new gravel to some of the beach stairs. Plus they raked away a lot of leaves and sticks.
Shoalhaven Council re-planted this bench which used to be elsewhere on the path but there was a beach erosion incident, and it fell over. It is now back in a more sheltered position, on the opposite side of the path. If it suffers from beach erosion again over here, something is really wrong!
The following day the concrete had been laid, and the day after that it was painted.
One day Shoalhaven council workers were busily trimming trees that had overgrown onto the path, plus mowing lawns along the path.
There was some larger tree trimming done, which I did not get photos of as they had closed off the park for safety. Today as I drove there and back, there was lawnmowing being done along Jervis Bay road.
I think we are ready for spring now. Fingers crossed it will be as great as winter has been – blue skies, and happy weather for walking? But perhaps it might be too much to ask. We could do with a little rain. ;)
Every day when I go walking at Jervis Bay, I think..
Can it possibly get any more beautiful than this?
Today the question was answered.
It totally can.
All I have to do is to forget to put the SD card into the camera, and therefore be limited to 15 photos only.
I’m only showing you 7 of them.
Ok, maybe 8. There goes the dolphin boat. So many days the dolphins meet the boat here. You can also see the Huskisson sea water pool which is resting for the winter. What a place to go swimming in summer!
Now that we have finished the new path above Orion Beach, why don’t we head down and take a look at the beach itself? Above you see it from the new path we have been exploring recently, you can see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
Heads up – this is one of the steepest sets of beach stairs in the Shoalhaven – at least that I have experienced. This photo is looking back up towards the new path. Important to note, I have not been down every set of beach stairs in the Shoalhaven myself. :) One day!
There is a section which is flat, like a bridge.
More stairs down to the beach. But don’t worry..
The trip will have been worth it, once you get there.
As far as Shoalhaven beaches go, this one has a big benefit – you do not have to walk across a lot of soft sand to get to the water. Of course that means you do not have as much space to put down your beach towels and belongings. And you need to be aware at high tide there is very little beach to be found here. So you might want to be careful about where you put your stuff.
On the day we visited, it seemed to be one of the cleanest beaches I have seen. There was not much seaweed or seashells to be found here.
Now, you just have to climb back up those stairs when it is time to leave.. ;)
We start off today just past the new Orion Beach stairs. More bridge!
If you are wondering how these bridges are fastened to the cliff face, wonder no more.
The bridge leads to another section of concrete path. You can see they did some planting of native grasses along the path. There are tiny little birds known as the Superb Fairy Wren who fly to these grasses. They are so tiny, blend in with the shrubs and bushes, and move so fast, blink and you may miss them. However there are so many of them, during this walk you are bound to spot at least one.
The male has some bright blue feathers making him easier to spot..
More bridge. This is kind of a theme, with this path.
In some places they have done no planting at all, and in others –
there is both planting of native grasses, and a small section of turf has been laid next to the path here. I am not sure how well the turf is doing. We have not had much rain lately and some parts of it are looking rather brown instead of green.
Sometimes you will spot larger birds than the fairy wrens. They are quite often very well camouflaged and the only way you notice them is because they flew to a spot and perched there.
This is a yellow robin. You can also see many other birds along this path. Here is a good site with many of the birds you might find here.
We are nearly at the end! You can now see the yellow bollards which signify the end of this path.
This is where the path meets Twyford St. From here you walk along Twyford St until the path begins again at the other end of Twyford St.
And here is the spot where the new path can be found on Google Maps, so you can find the start of the path easily. It is Twyford St x Minerva Ave.