Beach trip report
|General Location||Great Lakes, south of Foster/Tuncurry|
|Aboriginal Tribe/Language Group||Worimi people|
|Access to beach||Road access to beach|
|Beach Classification||Wave Dominated – Intermediate – Transverse bar and rip|
|Start Date/Time||16 May 2017 05:45|
|Start Location (inc Lat/Log)||S32° 18.704’ E152° 31.300’|
|End Date/Time||16 May 2017 08:54|
|End Location (inc Lat/Log)||S32° 13.956’ E152° 33.516’|
|Mode of Travel||Cycle|
|Location of Sand Sample (lat/Long)||S32° 16.867’ E152° 31.550’|
Another first for the mile beach club Joanne got up before dawn and cycled the entire length of the beach with me.
Seven Mile Beach 9.7 km (6.5 mile) long and trends southwest then south from Cape Hawke to Flat Rock Point, which is backed by 169m high Booti Hill. The beach is backed by dunes ranging from a few hundred metres to a kilometre wide and then the extensive Wallis Lake.
Well as mentioned we awoke around 5am had a hearty breakfast in the Caravan which we had parked in the NSW National Park called the ‘The Ruins’ which is located at the very southern end of Seven Mile Beach. Initially the cycling was quite good with a low tide predicted just before 6am that morning. We managed to get about 4km along the beach just as the sun was rising over the sea.
Enjoying the magnificence of the early morning we stopped for a good while had peanut butter sandwiches. The remaining 5.7km was a lot harder I would guess we spend most of that pushing the bike rather than riding.
Completing the beach, I volunteered to ride back along The Lakes Way Road which runs the full length of the beach just behind the front dunes. I returned to The Ruins campground collected the D-Max with bike rack attached and return to the northern end to collection Joanne who had been quietly waiting to read her latest novel while resting on the beach.