Barren Grounds Nature Reserve, Illawarra, New South Wales
The heath is quiet. Even the wrens, common in the clumps of shrubs, have stopped calling. At last the breeze subsides and I can get to work, serenaded by complete silence. Further down the track a rocky outcrop, perched on the very edge of the Illawarra escarpment, gives great views of the countryside and coastline around Kiama — tomorrow maybe.
words & image © Keith Mallett 2016