My destination was the mid-North Coast to visit a dear friend who has relocated from Sydney. During my stay we visited the stunning Moonee Beach Nature Reserve, just north of Coffs Harbour. Here, Eastern grey kangaroos live, undisturbed and uninhibited by those who trek along the headland. They are a formidable sight up close and I took heed of the warning signs and only took photos from a safe, and (I hoped) non-threatening distance (yay zoom lens). The signs along the path warn that if attacked by one of these creatures it's best to curl up in a feotal position on the ground and protect yourself by taking a dismissive position! Thankfully I didn't need to test that out.
Today, instead of a blog full of photos, I've decided to stretch myself a bit creatively and share a slideshow/video I put together from images I captured on the Moonee walk.
For those interested, I used the Windows Live Movie Maker program to create this (free, really basic and a great place for a novice such as myself to start). The music in this video was found via a search for "ambient" creative commons licensed work. I tried to find a "sound" that matched the atmosphere of the headlands: the stark, wild and windswept landscape. I hope you like it and can forgive my beginner's attempts at video-making!
**We only spent a short time at this place, but it would make a fantastic day-trip, I feel. There's maps and details on the National Parks and Wildlife page here if you are interested.