Get those legs A Movin'!!
Trip Start Jan 20, 2005
37Trip End Sep 10, 2005
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Cardwell has nothing but a place to sleep and a swimming pool which I took advantage of. After one day of hanging out , I was off with Hila to the Island. The Island is about fifty kilometers long and the track was thirty two and includes both beach and forest walks.
The first day , we hung out at the beach and arrived at Nina Bay to set up camp. The beach was ours alone and we had a good dinner and played cards until we got tired. The next day was very long and we got to Zoe Bay towards five right before sunset
That night we camped near Mulligan Falls with the rats! That's right! Rats... We made our dinner and sat down to eat when they started coming , and to make matters worse , it began to rain! Jeez... We ate in the tent and then put the food in the rat boxes provided. That night we went right to sleep and slept for twelve hours - from seven to seven. Then a short walk and a ferry and a bus ride over to Cairns.
I am so glad that this opportunity arose and I advise anybody that is heading up the coast to discover this beautiful Island. It's a nice change of pace and can easily be done more relaxed in five or more days. This is what I missed all this time , heading out with a pack , cooker and food into the forests and beaches. We even met a group of older guys that were like from a movie with their harmonicas and funny wilderness attitude. This ranks up with the highlights for sure.