Thanks Jane....

Trip Start Jan 02, 2013
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Trip End Mar 23, 2013


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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Jane had put us onto a "fantastic remote" beach at Treachery Bay - so we headed for it as there hadn't been much that we'd identified on the run up to Brisbane that we wanted to do. It was a good run from Sydney but we got close to the area by about lunchtime. There was a small town just off the coastal highway that looked like it might be a nice place to stop for lunch. So we did. And it was nice sitting eating our sarnies overlooking the water.... And then we got our first bonus of the day. A "small" goanna strolling around on the edge of the car park. When I say small, I mean maybe three feet long from nose to tip of tail.  Photo now added - thanks to Dan Worthington Photography inc. A great start to the day though...

Having ticked that off, we headed East to the coast and arrived at Seal Rocks mid afternoon. We looked at "Beach No 1" and we looked at "Boat Beach" and then we took the 3km drive over an unsealed (and very bumpy) road to Treachery Bay, which was indeed wild and remote. As we all wanted a swim, we elected to camp at a site at the back of "Beach No 1" which looked a little less "rugged" than the water of Treachery. What a great choice! We had a fantastic swim in great breakers, maybe three feet high. Spot on! Instantly voted best swim so far in Australia by me, Dan and Helen - and they've been here five months!

So we thought we ought to do Seal Rocks as well. We drove up to the lighthouse as we hoped we might get beer at the local store at Boat Bay on the way - wrong!! Seal Rocks were about 600 metres off the mainland at the lighthouse so there was absolutely no chance that we were going to see seals on them. But the location was beautiful - until it started to rain. As we ran for the car, Helen spotted bonus number two for the day. A small shoal/group/herd of dolphins just offshore. Big ones as well. We happily stood in the driving rain and watched them playing until they disappeared from view... Cracking!!

Back to the campsite for showers, food and a touch of goon. Only a couple of wild dingos to report here. We practiced our "stare them out" routine until we'd perfected it. They never had a chance of taking an arm off one of us!!!

A great day all in. Thanks for the tip Jane! UNTIL....... that night, I discovered the flaw in the "goon" concept! If you've googled it, you'll understand what I mean when I say, they squeak... But no goannas that night.... :-(
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Oh dear ...........can't believe you didn't get to Treachery bay..........maybe a re-run required - although I had forgotten to say we were in a 4WD and it was very much worth the effort! Not too sure about squeaking goons though - and am glad you saw a sizeable goanna! Glad the other wildlife lived up to expectations!

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