|North East beach on Palm Island - home to unexpected animals.|
But that's what happened when I wandered off to explore a small freshwater creek while Royden went looking for crayfish at
We'd seen signs of wallabies on the foreshore and when I heard a rustling in the bush I moved forward to investigate, hoping to see some wallabies.
A large black and pink pig trotted out in front of me. We faced off for a few seconds then I disregarded every rule and turned tail heading for the beach. Royden's first question was:``Did you get a photo?'' Answer: ''No.''
|Further along North East beach.|
We walked the length of the beach between the rocky headlands and swam to cool off.
Prior to that we'd anchored overnight in
All in all it left us feeling very sad.
|Acknowledging the people who lived and died on Fantome Island. A plaque was added to this concrete pedestal in 2010.|
|We wondered if the residents of Fantome bathed here. There was a rock lined path leading to this side of the bay. Further along there were a couple of iron beds on concrete basis on the higher rocks. Talk about taking the sea air.|
|One of the few remnants of the degaussing station.|
A swim at Yanks reminded us to always wear our stinger suits at this time of the year. There weren’t stingers, but the sea lice were there in numbers and made swimming very uncomfortable.
|Hazard Bay and Yanks jetty - and Sea Piper|
|The other side of Yanks jetty.|
|Hazards to shipping! (This photo's a bit pink cos I had the camera on an underwater setting.)|