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Highway to the Sea


The drive eastwards from the snowfields along the Snowy Mountains Highway to the coast requires
a cautious descent down Brown Mountain, a 10km black ribbon of torturous S-bends where a 60km per hour
speed limit applies in both directions. Traversing the B72 by night conjures images from Disney's, Fantasia, Night on Bald Mountain.
The Snowy Mountains Highway arrives at the coast at the historically significant town of Bega, famous for its brand of gourmet cheeses.
Seventeen kilometres further south lies the small seaside resort of Tathra and its magnificent 3km long surf beach where I camped overnight.

FROM A CLIFF TOP CAR PARK A PATHWAY LEADS DOWN TO THE BEACH


The sea god was watching me taking photos on his domain and sent a surge of surf racing up the sand that drowned my shoes and socks ankle deep!


The historic Tathra wharf, backlit by the morning sun was a 'must get' photo.


Upon a rumour that one person seen walking with a group of three on the rocks was missing, the Surf Rescue team
had been called into action. It was my luck to have been on the beach at sunrise when the inflatables were launched.


The operation continued all morning and well ito the day


Rumours spread fast, "a shark had been sighted, close inshore" and it was soon on the news.


More and more boats began patrolling the sea between Bega and Tathra but to no avail


Adding to the tension the Westpac Rescue helicopter joined in
the search until it was later revealed that the whole thing was a hoax
Story: https://www.edenmagnet.com.au/story/...wimmer-a-hoax/




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Re: Highway to the Sea

Great illustrated story Mark. Love those sunrise surf boat shots. Don't believe you were shooting the historic Tathra wharf though for one minute .
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Re: Highway to the Sea

Phill, would I lie to you ...
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Re: Highway to the Sea

They probably thought some silly old git had fallen into the sea!
Why do they use pink rescue boats? Is that the all female rescue team?
Perhaps that's why he jumped in!
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Re: Highway to the Sea

Lovely shots Mark.
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Re: Highway to the Sea

Great set with lots of variety.
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Re: Highway to the Sea

Interesting and varied set.
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Re: Highway to the Sea

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They probably thought some silly old git had fallen into the sea!
Why do they use pink rescue boats? Is that the all female rescue team?
Perhaps that's why he jumped in!
They're not really pink, just a bit of dodgy pp again there, Beag ...

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Interesting and varied set.
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Re: Highway to the Sea

Nice set Mark, a contrast to your snow scenes...:-)
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Shame, the thought of being rescued by a tall, blonde, Ozie beauty would surely keep your spirits up while the sharks circled!
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Re: Highway to the Sea

It's a tantalising thought, Beag, but being such a shorty, I'd be hoping for a petite green-eyed redhead ...
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