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Published: July 16th 2013
Well we are still here at Considine Bay!
Yesterday we took the circular walking track around the island. First through the woods with spider webs to avoid - they always seems to be at face level!- and up to the lookout where we stopped for lunch. This overlooks the south of the island and Great Keppel.
Further climbing with Alex needing further carrying we came around to the northeast of the Island to overlook the ocean and watch the showering clouds passing by in the fresh breeze. But it stayed sunny for us and eventually we came out into deep grass land.
Alex was getting cranky now and not tolerating being up on my shoulders. It became obvious why as he soon fell asleep as I held him against my shoulder. Stopped near the cliffs on the north of the island and lay Alex down under a bush while we finished the rest of our sandwiches and rested. At this point we thought we should wake Alex otherwise we might be back too late to start our night journey but instead decided to let him rest and stay another night.
He woke up after half an hour
but convinced him back to sleep with him lying on my chest as I lay in the grass, and Naomi rested on my left shoulder. The sun was warm, sky blue and protected from the wind, we all had a little snooze, only irritated by the occasional ant and blade of grass brushing against me.
When we got up we followed the path down the hill a little and I nearly stumbled into a tiny creek/ditch. The path seemed to disappear , getting a little worried I was looking for a place to put my bag down so I could hunt for the route on the other side of the creek but within a few metres came across the path again... phew. This took us back into forest and down to the creek on Considine Beach which fortunately was low enough that we could just follow the sandy banks back to the beach.
Another quite rolley night, chicken parmajiana for dinner and Alex slept almost all night through.
Today was a bit grey to start. Headed down the same path again but this time continued onto Mazie Bay, where Alex floated cuttle fish in the
rock pool and Naomi hunted for worms on the beach.
The sun came out but by the time we got back to Considine it was raining lightly and Alex was asleep on my shoulder again.
Back on the boat making her ready for our overnight voyage, heading for Hexam Island by tomorrow morning. The land north of here is off limits as the military have it closed for exercises so it means we have to do a big leg without stopping, so an overnight trip is a must. We are both a bit nervous.
Not sure when we will have internet access again as we will be following the islands up to the Whitsundays so this could be the last entry for a week or two
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