A sepia dream this week; an enchanting town with a deeper history than most in Australia. I first heard about the town – the southernmost on the coast of New South Wales – when idly flicking through documentaries on a lazy Sunday evening. In Eden, a local pack of killer whales would herd passing whales into the bay. Land-based whalers would then row out and, assisted by the orcas, hunt the whales to exhaustion. They’d leave the carcass for the night, to let the orcas eat the tongue of the whale, then return the next day to retrieve the remains. It’s a slightly creepy history, with controversy surrounding the details of the story, but makes for a fascinating tale.
Oh, and nominations are still open for Monday Roulette – only a few entries so far! I’ll be putting up a list of the numbers which have been used with Monday’s post. Bonus fact: This is post #300!