Boxing Day – Swimming in the Creek and Swimming in the Bay

The forecast for this Xmas week here on the south coast is bloody fantastic. This will obviously please the tens of thousands of tourists, currently in their cars, SUVs stuffed to the roof with bags, eskies, bikes and tents, crawling their way south from Sydney and east from Canberra to the tourist parks, B&Bs, hotels, motels and luxury coastal accommodation of these fine shores. But they ain’t here yet, so we headed to Jervis Bay to enjoy one last quiet day, when it’s perfectly feasible to park your car within less than 5km of your target beach. Catherine fancied taking her stand-up paddle board out, so I suggested lovely sleepy Myola. This amazing spot is situated on the southern edge of Callala Beach on the bay side and Currumbene Creek on the land side and, since there are no bridges or access roads from the south – it’s always way quieter than Huskisson. We had a grand old time, swimming in the bay and then in the creek and I took some photos with my Mavic 2 Pro and my GoPro Hero 5 Black and they look like this:

Glorious conditions, very little wind and warm water on Callala Beach.

 

An elderly yacht (the Suzi Q) moored in Currumbene.

 

Three yachts moored in the river.

 

I made the mistake of putting my feet down on the ground here, forgetting that the oysters love to attach themselves to mangrove roots – needless to say my foot didn’t stay down long.

 

Husky Ferry putts up the river.

 

Decided to send the Mavic up to its maximum (legal) height of 120m for this shot.

 

180º pano looking east towards Huskisson.

 

The ferry shuttles back and forth between the public wharf in Husky and Myola all day every day during the tourist season – it’s $15 return.

 

Looking west with a 180º pano – Currumbene Creek on the left – Callala Beach on the right.

 

Submerged tree on the banks of Currumbene.

 

How clear is that water? That stand-up board looks like it’s levitating.

 

This is actually my favourite shot of the day – probably my favourite photograph of the creek and Huskisson ever in fact. Just love the clarity of the shots I can get with my Mavic 2 Pro – and check out those levitating boats.

 

Took this with the drone from about 5m because I really liked the classic red and white stripey sun umbrella.

 

The creek and the bay – in the middle of the shot is Catherine, sitting on her stand-up board, having just returned from a paddle.

 

Tiny little glassy waves rippled onto Callala Beach.

 

Never mind – here’s my ride.

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