June 21 - 27, 2020: Issue 455


An Aquatic Life: June 2020 - From Narrabeen To Barrenjoey

Whale watching from headlands at Mona Vale, Bungan, Bilgola and Avalon Beaches, enjoying morning sun on our beaches, watching the pod of dolphins off North Palm Beach chase a school of salmon, coastal banksias, dawns at Turimetta and more - spotted this week out and about.

Turimetta and Warriewood Valley Flowers photos by Joe Mills 

Others by A J Guesdon, June 17 to 18, 2020

Turimetta Dawns + Warriewood Valley Flowers 
Photos By Joe Mills 

North Mona Vale Headland

Has excellent views of Mona Vale Basin Beach and Mona Vale Beach, Warriewood and Turimetta headland to the south, Mona Vale Valley to the west and Bungan Beach to the north, with a trail access down to Mona Vale Beach. A great place to watch for whales - we saw a calf and mum and several other - also watching for whales were the Taylors - spotted them again at Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 at Mona Vale later on the same morning.

The whales were a fair way out but some came closer - you may need some good binoculars  to whale watch with:

Surf Life Saving NSW - Drone Pilot Training

Wednesday June 17, 2020

A J Small Lookout - North Bilgola Beach

With views over Bilgola, Newport and Avalon Beaches - a great spot to watch for whales

Billy Verrills (above) and Tom Fayle out for a quick whale spotting sidetrack at A J Small Lookout, June 17, 2020 - and loving it!

Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach

On Thursday, June 18th, 10 am to 11.30 am

Has views along North Palm Beach to Barrenjoey Lightstation and south to Palm Beach as well as over to Resolute Beach, Mackerel Beach, West Head and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Home & Away Cast and Crew bringing a touch of Summer Bay to early Winter in Palm Beach
At North Palm Beach:
Banksia integrifolia - coastal banksia - showing all phases of this plant on the one tree.