The Yarra River acts as a boundary dividing the villages of Blanchisseuse and La Fillette. Yarra is an Amerindian word when translated means “ever flowing. The river mouth concealed from roadside view is one of the most pleasurable places for a beach lime. It is a peaceful spot to relax and enjoy both the river and the sea. The picturesque seascape with its backdrop of coconut and almond trees is indeed hypnotizing. The serenity and shallow depth of the river are inviting and provides a safe area for an evening splash. Breathtaking are the silhouettes created by the moonlight shining through the coconut branches. Oh! What a night for an adventure, as turtles come ashore to nest and crabs become mesmerized by the magnificent moonlight.
The walk to the beach starts from the Blanchisseuse School and it takes 30 minutes to get there. The walk is along the main road, to the centre of the community where a track leads to the beach. A short walk along the shore leads to the river’s mouth.
Please note that the tide may be high and recommended is an extra change of clothing and footwear.
Island Hikers moonlight hike to the Yarra Beach and River's Mouth on Saturday 18th May 2019.
Assembly 7 pm opposite Sam’s Bar Maracas Bay
Finish time by 10 pm
Hiking time: 30 minutes
Rating: 2 fair
Bring something to share, refreshments and torchlight.
For details contact, Mario 749-2956, Jamal 761-1889 or islandhikers.com