Ross Creek runs along the edge of the city centre and past Reef HQ Aquarium so I know it well. However, I rarely visit the mouth of Ross River on the other side of South Townsville.
I was in the vicinity last week to recycle some old computer gear so I continued down to the end of Boundary Street for a walk on the beach. The river mouth is very shallow, with wide stretches of sand and extensive mangroves. I enjoyed the clouds, and a couple of Whistling Kites soaring above me. One came close enough for a pleasing photo:
Down at ground level I found a sleek grey and black wasp going about its business. It turned out to be a Spider Wasp (Pompilidae) and you can see it here on Flickr.