We spent a weekend earlier this summer on Lucy Island. We’ve been there before and have even gone since but this trip was special. In part because we stayed more than just the day. The warm sun, the quiet mornings, the campfire suppers, the beach combing mid morning, the amazing views, the noisy frenzied nights….
A ready made kitchen counter and fireside benches make this island an easy place to camp.
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Endless exploring. We played in the sand. Cam gave rides on a resident shovel. We combed the beach when the tide was low finding so many precious treasures.
This was the perfect tent site. It was just back in the trees on a flat spot with a gorgeous view of the beach and ocean from our door. (click the picture below to see the view)
The night was wilder than we imagined it would be! As it was getting darker around 11pm, the forest was awash with Rhinoceros Auklets crashing into the forest all around us. It took us a minute to realise what the sudden bizarre sounds were! These birds are not nimble in the slightest. They seemed to thrash about with no regard for their safety. But safety is exactly their aim when they stay out on the water all day long, only coming back to their burrows late at night.
I’m not sure if there’s an interest but I collected a large selection of shells- bleached, regular and even some teeny miniature and I thought I’d offer a giveaway for some of my favourites! If you’d like to receive a sample of Lucy Island for your own, please let me know in the comments and I’ll draw a name in a week’s time. I don’t mind shipping out of country or overseas. (If you are interested in any in particular or say, all white and bleached, just let me know. There are most pictures on flickr.)