We’d heard that the Nine Mile Beach near Swansea was a lovely beach so we stopped in for a look. We drove to the end of the road where we were surprised to find some caravans. There’s a sign that says camping is not encouraged, but I guess it isn’t prohibited. The vans were all hitched to their tow vehicles, maybe so they could leave easily if told to move along. What a spot! It was a nice warm day and the water was a beautiful blue. To the left is a view up the Meredith River. To the right is a view out to the open ocean. That’s the Freycinet National Park in the distance. We walked up to the end where the beach curves to the right. This was the view. Nine miles of beach stretching all the way back to Swansea. The waves are going in all different directions because of the curves of the coast and the river flowing into the sea. This little town a stone’s throw across the water is Swanwick (I believe). How would it be to live there? What a view! But do you see the giant sandbags? Not so sure about that. It was quite windy in this spot where the river met the ocean. I think it’s called Point Bagot. We see these gelatinous blobs all over the place. After some searching, I think they are these snail egg masses. We’ll have to bring along a magnifying glass to the beach sometime and have a look to see if we can spot any eggs in one. This seemed like such a special, secluded spot. In reality I bet it’s pretty popular in the summer months. The kids didn’t walk down the beach with us, they chose to stay behind and play in the shallow water. I never know exactly what this map will look like when I upload the blog post. On the left is Swansea. The Nine Mile Beach stretches across the middle of the picture. On the right where the river meets the sea, where the land nearly touches, that’s where we were. To the right of that is Freycinet National Park where we’d been camping. (You can zoom in or out to see it all better.) I feel blessed to have been there. We didn’t spend long, but I am so happy we took the time out of our drive to have a look.