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Beachcombing

Treasures abound on local beaches from rocks and driftwood to tidal pools and microscopic sea creatures.

Sargeant Bay gets direct hits from the prevailing South East winds. Exposed beaches end up as drift log cemeteries, covered in huge tangled piles of the sun-bleached carcasses of rainforest giants and all the other flotsam and jetsam washed ashore. Exploring along the shore is also an opportunity to see big trees, both those growing on the shore, and the ones washed up on the sand and rocks. Large drift logs and whole trees may stay a few days, weeks, months or years, depending on the size, natural erosion and weather conditions. The whole configuration of a beach or bay can change overnight.

Besides organic beachcombing, gently sloping Sargeant Bay is pebbled with a beautiful variety of smooth stones that can can mimic the sounds of a digireedoo  with the  insistent pull and roll of  a gentle surf.

Tide pools , rocky outcroppings and sandy shores offer other chances to see  a range of interesting marine life. Clams, mussels, oysters and sea stars make rich feeding grounds in the salt water lagoon next to the Pointhouse.

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