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Kristy, Charlie in the middle, and Pete in the back.


18 May: Moreton Island.
Saturday, 19 May 2012

Well I did actually make it home, but that turned out to be a very short visit because I'm back out on the water again.

As soon as I walked in the door the phone rang with  call from my mate Peter, telling me he was heading out for a few days, paddling up to Moreton Island with his partner, Kristy and my beautiful goddaughter Charlie.

When Pete realised I was back, I was asked to come along, so with that I'm back out on the water again. But this time I'm in resort mode paddling and I'll have someone else to have a conversation with for a change, instead of myself!

Yesterday we headed off from Victoria Point, at the Southern end of Moreton Bay, for our first night's camp at Amity Point Caravan Park, on North Stadbroke Island . Pete and I have been here a few times before, but we had not idea that there was a Community Club very close to the caravan park, serving food and cold beer, well when we found about this you can easily work out where we went for lunch!

Later in the day the four of us walked out onto the jetty to find dolphins swimming around the jetty, looking at us. Kristy lowered her camera into the water and got some amazing shots of these wild dolphins.

As the sun went down, it was time to think about getting dinner ready, that was boiling water for our freeze dried meals, or we could go back to the Community Club for pizzas and cold beer. I'll let you guess which way we went!

Today we had a leisurely paddle up to Moreton Island, just south of Tangalooma Resort, where we've setup camp for the next couple of days. I love camping at Moreton Island, because you have the best of both worlds. You can go beach camping with all your gear in a kayak, or a 4WD, and we away from it all. But you also have the luxury of a resort with food and cold beers only 200 metres away!

The other great feature is that you can have an open fire here in the National Park, but you must bring your own firewood, but that's a little hard in a kayak. The good news is that you can buy a bag of firewood from the barge, so while Pete and Kristy paddled up to the barge, Charlie and I built sand castles out on the beach. Finally I have someone to built sand castles with!


Fixing Charlie's fishing rod.
Wine on the horizon. Photo by Kristy.
The dolphins put on a show for us. Photo by Kristy.
The three of us. Photo by Charlie.

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