Spotted Gums trees may be the dominant trees in many forests in eastern Australia but not where I come from. So to my fresh eyes they are a stunningly beautiful addition to the already beautiful coastline environment north of Merimbula.
No two are alike - the spots and colours caused by the flaking bark are individual. The trees near the coastline have been shaped by the wind whereas those just a few kilometres inland stand tall and straight. We found these on a drive out to Nelson Beach.
|Sacred Thong Tree|
Perhaps by now you will have noticed that during our stay at Merimbula we didn't actually spend much time in Merimbula.