This small coastal township of 1613 inhabitants has always been a favourite stopover point of mine. Life gigs at the Brunswick Hotel are legendary, just as much as their friendly service.
Life gigs are also frequent by the south beach in recent times. Drums and dance have relocated from busy Byron Bay.
The full moon added to the ambience.
Surfing conditions can be brilliant as they were today.
A platoon of surfers took advantage of great conditions, showing of their skills.
Perfect barrels for the complete surfer.
Even though for short time only.
These photos were perfectly captured from the headland.
It took some skill to ride these waves. It was a decent swell.
Many surfers didn’t get far, it didn’t take much to slip up.
Sunlight reflections over the water makes this a shiny spectacle.
The cold south-westerly wind blew a curtain over the tube.
Where’s the surfer when you need one?
Oops, there he is.
Brunswick Heads is surrounded by water. Two creeks join the Brunswick River not far from the shoreline.
The Brunswick River then spills into the Pacific Ocean over a tricky bar.
Navigation skills are essential.
Thank goodness for Maritime Rescue and their always present presence. This creek and river delta appears like an arrow on the map. These waterways are precious habitats for wildlife of all kinds.
Numerous fish hatch within shallow waters. This attracts plenty of fish feeding feathered friends.
Tag teams emerge from the creek waters. Although, beak size did matter in this case. Australia’s most common parrots screech as they are passing by.
Or sitting in tall trees above.
The iconic kookaburra surely finds that amusing. Amphibians find shelter here just as well as lizards and swamp wallabies do.
Pristine beaches line all the way south to Byron Bay.
The Tyagara Nature Reserve is mostly untouched by human influence. It is also one of the biggest beach and swamp reserves in Northern New South Wales.
A fire track can be walked or cycled to or from Tyagara Swamp.
These shallow stagnant waters contain oils and tiny natural particles.
They are black and they are flat. Ideal photo conditions for reflection on landscape pictures.
It is hard to tell, which part is reflected or not.
Fabulous in black and white.
Strange creatures appeared.
The low tide lines for an optional cycle along the beach. With no one else around. A pod of dolphins accompanied me for a while, riding the waves better then any surfer. Humpback whales enjoyed the sunny day too, splashing over the horizon. Wow, where else can you experience that?
Sandy creek beaches at low tide are popular by humans and ideal for bird chasing dogs.
This border Collie had the time of his life.
Utilising various hunting techniques, he was just adorable.
Chasing along the shallow beach gave him speed.
In deeper waters not so much.
How does this drenched dog look?
He really did try hard to snatch a seagull. Thankfully, he wasn’t successful.
Sunny conditions, reflective waters and a playful dog gave my camera the edge.
Being surrounded by different waterways, splendid sunsets photos are guaranteed. One can take a pick from various locations. The Brunswick River’s bend lines the setting sun perfectly from the rock wall. Big swell had waves crushing into huge boulders along this wall.
Slow shutter photography picks up the spray nicely.
The wet rocks reflect golden sunlight nicely.
Dramatic appears the aerosols light deflection.
The not so far, but impressive mountain range adds dramatically to the frame. Mount Warning is the highest of these peaks.
Another good sunset vantage point is over the bridge.
The reflective calm waters capture the setting sun in bright orange.
And lucky for me, the full moon appeared on my last visit. Actually, l stayed an extra day just for that reason. I surely didn’t mind and neither did the locals. This really is a place to stay for a day or two.