A Week of Sun, Sand and Sea – Pt 5, Day at Tangalooma

So still entertaining, life can be very difficult living in such an amazing part of the world! The weather still good, conditions in the bay good all equals day on the beach at Tangalooma, Moreton Island. The great thing about this place is that Moreton Bay is fairly sheltered and less than an hour away on the other side is the worlds second largest sand island, Moreton Island. Tangalooma Resort is located here and a great place to stay, well actually the only place you can stay on the bay side of the island should you want to stay over night, but for us it was a day trip.

Once over the other side of the bay we anchored up, or at least tried to anchor up on the inside of the wrecks located there for a bit of a snorkel. Because the weather was so good, after the weeks of really quite crap weather the boats were out in full force, so finding a spot was not particularly easy. We anchored up but because of the current ripping through we decided to try around the other side of the wrecks, which ended up being the better place to be.

The guys donned their snorkel, mask and fins and went in for a bit of a look around, while we remained on the boat soaking up the rays and watching the myriad of people snorkelling and swimming around the wrecks. The guys came back after a little while and had experienced a bit of a fair current so it seemed like a good time to hit the beach for a while. We literally just sat and laid watching the world go by and the four wheel drives, it always seems a bit strange relaxing in what feels to be the median strip of a road! But hey we managed!

After a while hunger pangs began to hit so we got int he boat and headed down to the resort to the cafe for a cool beer and a bite to eat. It’s so great living so close to so many things and so many areas where you can kick back and just enjoy the surrounds. Tangalooma is a busy place with people constantly coming and going. The resort offers wild dolphin feeding so is always a wild card for tourists. The Tangalooma flyer crossing the bay regularly through the day.

We didn’t actually do much, theres not a great deal to do, except sit back and enjoy. and really there’s not a lot not to enjoy, miles of golden sand, clear waters lapping the beach, a place to grab food and drink and although so close to home you could be a million miles away.

We left before it started getting dark to head back to the mainland. It was a lot more choppy on the way back but not uncomfortable, although because it was dusk and it was getting cool the journey home seemed to take twice as long. But it was a well worth journey, even taking into consideration the hungry mozzies at the boat ramp that seemed determined to take more than a piece of each of us while we sorted the boat out.

A good day had by all!







About revthreads

I originally decided to get a blog because I think any adventure, travel experience should be journaled and then thought it's good to share. Some things may be interesting to others and other things not so much but sharing is good! I love to travel, I don't get to do as much as I would like, ultimately it would be my dream to just pack up, head off and keep going for as long as possible seeing and experiencing new things, meeting new and interesting people. Like a lot of people I have family and work commitments that keep me grounded, but I am fortunate enough to have a fair few opportunities to head out and live life to the full.
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