Well the intention was to dive Wolf Rock off Double Island Point, but alas the Queensland weather has let us down. This summer and so far autumn has been absolutely shocking and I am so over the rain. After our first night we were hoping that the weather would calm but Wednesday arrived with more rain, cloud and wind so the dive was never to be. We had to decide whether to stay for another night and hope for the best or head back to Brisbane and the overall consensus was that we would head back home, but first for a spot of fishing!
Our first stop after a hearty breakfast was Bullock Point and to be completely honest, rather than catch fish it seemed all we were capable of doing was actually feeding the fish! These clever little fish it seems can strip a hook very competently, but still it was quite relaxing just hanging around the point the weather held out and all we had to endure was a very short shower, but enough was enough and the tide was beginning to turn and it was time to head towards the beach for our drive home.
The beach drive from Rainbow to Noosa makes the journey much more pleasant, basically beach and ocean versus highway – exactly say no more. We drove to Leisha Track which would take us across the point and stopped on the beach. There was a bit of fishing and a bit of chilling out as the waves crashed on to the beach, the ocean was as choppy as a choppy thing, but every now and again the sun broke through the clouds her rays resting upon our skin!
Time was passing and we had to move on, we had to head down Leisha Track to the otherside and make it to Noosa before the tide came in. As we drove down the beach we could see the dark clouds up ahead and before long we were in the driving rain, driving at the highest point of the beach to avoid the salt water of the ocean. We made it, obviously, it was fun and a bit of a challenge but now it was back to the highway to drive the rest of the way home.
All in all it was a good night and day, but disappointing that we didn’t get to dive. Rainbow Beach is a beautiful place, but it is a sleepy place and if the weather is a no go there’s not really anything to do. We will go back and we will dive Wolf Rock but that said Queensland weather will need to get it’s act together!