Vincentia, NSW

I’d had enough of people, faces and loud mouths. This morning was, I decided upon waking, to be spent in the company of flowers. Cheerful blooms and cool canopies I knew would bring me back to a milder temper. 

Blooms in Vincentia: f/4; 1/400sec; ISO-100

Blooms in Vincentia: f/4; 1/400sec; ISO-100

With that, and a bottle of water in my pocket, this journey into the various plant communities of Jervis Bay would be a present to self: colour immersion! rare habitats!! even wetlands and seagrass should I turn intrepid!!!

Blooms in Vincentia: f/16; 1/80sec; ISO-100

Blooms in Vincentia: f/16; 1/80sec; ISO-100

But I began local – in Vincentia, which is located within a stretch of NSW south coast called Jervis Bay. Bushwalks, coastal paths and cycle ways meander from beach to rainforest and led me to these magnificent blossoms. You see, Vincentia is fringed by two national parks that are rich in the diversity of Australian flora and fauna. Oh and the microclimate is ideal for the cultivation of all things anchored to the Earth by roots.

Blooms in Vincentia: f/4; 1/80sec; ISO-200

Blooms in Vincentia: f/4; 1/80sec; ISO-200

What a delight to be landed in Jervis Bay! This spot is a large marine-dominated embayment, located 180 km south of Sydney. An array of aquatic ecosystems, including extensive seagrass beds, mangrove communities and sub tidal rocky reefs, characterise it.

Blooms in Vincentia: f/16; 1/60ec; ISO-140

Blooms in Vincentia: f/16; 1/60sec; ISO-140

Terrestrial ecosystems are equally diverse, ranging from rainforest, schlerophyll forest through to woodlands, swamps, sedgeland and heath communities.

Blooms in Vincentia: f/4; 1/250ec; ISO-100

Blooms in Vincentia: f/4; 1/250sec; ISO-100

The major Plant Communities found at Jervis Bay include: Dunes, Estuaries (such as magroves and saltmarches), Scrubs, Heathlands, Woodland, Open Forest, Tall Open Forest and finally Rainforest.

Blooms in Vincentia: f/3.5; 1/1250ec; ISO-100

Blooms in Vincentia: f/3.5; 1/1250sec; ISO-100

And up above, cool breezes bring in small puffy clouds, piled high, the odd rainshower and the promise of blue skies tomorrow. My journey is complete. And all before sunset. Sigh.

Palms in Vincentia: f/7.1; 1/320sec; ISO-100

Palms in Vincentia: f/7.1; 1/320sec; ISO-100

One Response to Vincentia, NSW

  1. Hey, thanks for sharing I always look forward to reading your posts one of the few blogs I still follow home decorated

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