We were up at 6.30am this morning and had the van hooked up and on the road just after 8.00am to catch the ferry to Great Keppel Island and have a look at the lower sections of the Great Barrier Reef. We even managed to see a great sunrise over the islands out to sea.
We parked the ute and van in a bus parking bay (as there was none expected today). We had some great views of the coastline as we headed for Great Keppel Island. There was a little swell and we had to watch our step onboard but after dropping off the island passengers we were then transfered to a sheltered bay on a neighbouring island to board the glass bottom boat
Pictures later (no data left)
We were back in port just after 1.00pm after having lunch on Great Keppel Island and checking out the recovery from Cyclone Marcia.
We were treated to an eagle that had set up its nest on top of a light pole.
Our 1st stop for the night was unsuitable and after some quick phone calls we came across a great caravan park at Cool Waters Holiday Village at Kinka Beach. It is not the sort of caravan park that I would normally choose but it had a great atmosphere and a great unpowered area that the office staff had not made us aware of and if it had not been for a groundsman who gives us the heads up after showing us the site recommended for us by the office staff. We had views of water, plenty of room and we weretreated to a great sunset as well.