This blog was meant to be about something quite different, but then we took our glasses of Dukes Cabernet Merlot and walked to the Bathurst Lighthouse. (I love a sunset over water….)
Over the last couple of days I’ve been watching the beautiful stingrays swimming along the beach. They look like black velvet as they glide through the shallows, the edges of their wings rolling to show their pale underbellies. Yesterday an old fisherman and his mate were catching herring off the rocks. He used the scraps from his filleting to teach several children how to hand feed the graceful animals. I was sorry I didn’t have a camera.
Tonight he was there again, but there were no small children to follow this marine Pied Piper. The five rays turned up, rolling in the shallows.
The gulls came to fight for scraps and the sun set into the long line of the India Ocean.