23 October 2016: Our ‘Welcoming the Shearwaters’ event at Red Ochre Beach, was a beautiful evening out. After a couple of hours of weeding out baby boneseed plants, the fire was lit, the billy boiled and a selection of delicious cakes were demolished in gobsmacking speed. Although the weather for the day was not great, our little camp by the sea was protected and cosy and perfect for sitting around the fire drum, listening to an interesting and informative presentation about Shearwaters, by Parks and Wildlife Discovery Ranger, Sharon Kent. These magnificent birds fly all the way from the Arctic to Tasmania to breed, a number of them arriving at the Spec’ Islands, just offshore from Red Ochre Beach, every year. After Sharon’s talk, it seemed we all had a shearwater experience to relate. A lovely evening spent caring for and enjoying the Red Ochre Beach environment and sharing shearwater stories, poems and anecdotes.