Fleurieu Sound Map update: Sugars Beach

A new addition to the Fleurieu Sound Map.

It’s been awhile since the last FSM update as I’ve been rather busy thee past couple of months with other Fleurieu-centric things happening. Here’s a new addition from Sugars Beach on Hindmarsh Island.

More to come next month.

Dawn has just broken over Hindmarsh Island. I have arrived at Sugars Beach on the south eastern fringe of the island, which overlooks the Murray Mouth and marks the beginning of Coorong National Park and the lower lakes of Alexandrina. The tide is still low and from the beach, a long peninsula of sand extends out about a hundred metres to a larger area where flocks of birds (terns, gulls, pelican, cormorants, shags) are gathering. Every so often a group of birds will launch into the morning sky, filling the air with cries and the beating of wings whilst the distant roar of the Mouth is foregrounded by the gentle ebbing of the morning tide.


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