Before the much heralded arrival of the fleet into Sydney Harbour, ships entered Jervis Bay to moor in deep anchorage. It was hard to get close-ups from the beach at Scottish Rocks, but I liked this view of the cormorants taking a break from fishing, facing the biggest collection of vessels they’d have seen in their short life times. A sea eagle took particular notice, swooping near the sterns as if hoping they might prove to be fishing boats, before soaring high, in show off style.
It may seem remote – but that’s just my inadequate photography. It’s common to watch the navy training in Jervis Bay, one of the reasons it makes such an exciting body of water – helicopters, dolphins, whales, the occasional seal – and gannets gymnastics.
But to see so many big tough ships, peacefully at anchor, hard to tear oneself away.