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Mangroves of the Slipping Sands

Mangroves of the Slipping Sands
 
 

A CRUISE through the narrow channels of Southern Moreton Bay during a low spring tide could have been precarious with shallow banks underneath. On either side of the channel stood ancient mangrove trees heavily weathered by the prevailing winds and storm damage.

Fortunately the anchorage at Slipping Sands was reached without incident.

There we dropped anchor under the large sandbank getting eroded away by the strong tidal currents passing through. As the sand bank erodes, it is bringing down the eucalypt forest that grows in the poor soil down with it. The soil the vegetation has converted from the sand shows up as a spectacle of bright and dark patches in the otherwise golden sand.

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14 June 2014

 

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