One thing I wanted to do before heading off overseas again was to spend a weekend at Moreton Island. I haven’t been since before I went to Europe – about 5 years ago!
Dad, Allan and I left on Saturday about lunch time to head over in Allan’s boat. Given that it’s been pretty windy I thought it would be a rough trip but it was a lot better than I was expecting. Unloading the boat was a bit interesting but lucky there was some guys on the beach who gave us a hand. I had a swim while I waited for Allan to moor the boat. The water was beautiful.
This arvo we had had beers with Tony and watched him feed the kookaburras – wish I had my camera at that point.
On Sunday morning after an early 6km walk and breakfast, Jeff and Ann arrived. We all piled into the car and went for a drive around. There was a storm overnight and still some rain in the morning. We drove up Eastern Beach up to the Lighthouse. I think its been about 21 years since I’ve been to the lighthouse. National Parks now run it and have quite a good information centre.
After the lighthouse we went around to the Top End and the Champagne Pools. This is where we saw what I think is the fattest man I have ever seen eat a piece of bread with a spread of jam and cream about an inch thick! It was disgusting. We left here and drove further down the beach for lunch and the guys went fishing. They didn’t get much.
Jeff and Ann left in the afternoon and I had a nap. I went down to the beach to watch sunset. It wasn’t the best but there isn’t many places you can watch the sun set over water around Brisbane! Tony came down for dinner tonight. Since we didn’t have any fish we had to have steak.
Monday morning we packed up early and left the beach about 7.30am so we could get back for work.
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