Canon 5D MK11 Canon 100-400L 100mm 1/1250sec f/7.1 ISO/160 Flash:no Metering:Evaluative Exposure: Aperture Hand held
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The Heritage Track goes the length of The Spit, and this is the view from about half way along the track, looking south toward the Surfers Paradise skyline.
The northern half of the dunes are covered with a variety of grasses, several different types of vine, and low or prostrate bushes. The southern half is quite different, being mostly covered in stands of Beach She-oak or "Casuarinas". Protected fom the harsh sun by the forest canopy, there is an understorey of plants different to those growing in the northern end.
The track is wide and has a well maintained gravel surface, making jogging, walking and bicycle riding a real pleasure. From time to time the track is also patrolled by the rangers on their quad bikes and the police in their 4wd wagons, a comforting thought for lone joggers.
There aren't many places left, where we can go to escape the traffic and the crowds and enjoy our passive and revitalising passtimes. The Spit is the perfect outlet.
It is not until we go to The Spit regularly, does it become apparent just how many people benefit from it, in it's natural and largely unrestricted state. It doesn't need bulldozers and concrete trucks!