Dr Mays Island sits at the mouth of the Elliott River at Elliott Heads near Bundaberg, Qld. Once a part of the mainland what was Dr Mays farm eventually became isolated.
It is a treat to watch the ebb and flow of the tide and the patterns that are created in the sand here. There is very little vegetation on the island, a palm, a prickly pear and a few other shrubs cling to this mere hummock. Ground cover plants grasp the crowns of the dunes.
“At low tide and with shoes happily in hand I walk across the expansive sands to the island that is closed to the public in the warmer months as it is a breeding ground for migratory birds. Very tired birds who have flown all the way from Siberia.”