River's Mouth - south coast
||River's Mouth - south coast |
from the original etching
Size: 45.5 cm x 57 cm
The lower Stuns'l Boom River meanders through sand dunes on the South Western side of the Kangaroo Island. I have done many prints and paintings of this special place, especially in the late autumn when the river swells up behind its summer bar and spreads out into Lake Kitty to form a water bird haven. With further winter rains the river continues to rise until the sand bar at the river's mouth breaks allowing the river's water and fish to rush out to the ocean. Native fish are stranded and birds and animals come to feed on the fresh carrion. Mullet and sea bream leave the sea by swimming against the out flowing water to feed and breed in the river.
In a very wet year this cycle may occur more than once and in a drought the bar may stay closed all year.
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