At Norman Point the water was well up over the rock wall and even splashing over the stones at the top. The only birds were Silver Gulls which seem to be out in all weathers.
This is a series of parking bays at the Point. The notice says that people should be aware that high tides and very wet weather can flood the area!
This photo is taken down at the Crab Creek end of the bay and is the easiest place to see just how high the king tide is for this year. Back in 2009 on the king tide the water came up and over the concrete path. That is the only time I have seen it as high and this year was certainly nowhere near that record.
Down at the Mullens Creek Picnic area the water was into the parking area.
Where the man is standing fishing with water up to his knees is where I usually park my car when I am going kayaking here.
This photo shows the two largest terns seen around here - the very large Caspian Tern and the slightly smaller Crested Tern. The Caspian Tern has a large red/orange bill and the Crested Tern has a yellow bill. Both of these Terns stay in Australia all year although they move around during the breeding season. Crested Terns have recently been breeding. The bird on the left still has most of its breeding crest but the one of the right is beginning to get a slightly "scruffy" look!
Terns always seem to me to have long wings and this Crested Tern coming in to land in front of me seems to have extra long ones. The bird in the front with its wings half spread is a juvenile Crested Tern born only a few months ago.
In this group of terns there are Caspian and Crested Terns and right in the middle a Common Tern and a Little Tern (both of these particular birds are migratory species although there is a Little Tern that stays in Australia all year).
This photo shows the size difference between the Little Terns and a Crested Tern.