Camping on Moreton Island | Sat 12th to Sun 13th Nov 2011 — Ned Martin’s Dot Org

Saturday 12th November – Camping on Moreton Island

MICAT to Moreton Island

Bronwen, Chris, Maz and I caught the 8:30 MICAT ferry from the Port of Brisbane to Tangalooma Wrecks on Moreton Island.

MICat, the ferry to Moreton Island The Port of Brisbane, taken from the MICat ferry to Moreton Island The Port of Brisbane, taken from the MICat ferry to Moreton Island The Port of Brisbane, taken from the MICat ferry to Moreton Island The Port of Brisbane, taken from the MICat ferry to Moreton Island The Port of Brisbane, taken from the MICat ferry to Moreton Island Views from the MICat, the ferry to Moreton Island Bronwen, Views from the MICat, the ferry to Moreton Island

Tangalooma Wrecks

We arrived at Tangalooma Wrecks shortly after 10, but didn’t spend any time there as we wanted to get to the other side of the island and set up camp before dark.

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Middle Road

After arriving we almost immediately began to walk across the island—7km along “Middle Road” to the Eastern beaches. The “road” was a sandy quagmire that was very hot and very difficult to walk in.

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Eastern Beaches

It was 12:30 by the time we got to the Eastern beach, and we were very hot. We turned left, and walked along the beach for an hour or so until we got to Eagers Creek Campground, where we stopped and went for a swim.

Moreton Island Bronwen, Moreton Island Bronwen, Chris, Maz, Moreton Island Bronwen, Chris, Moreton Island Maz, Moreton Island Chris, Moreton Island Bronwen, Moreton Island Moreton Island Bronwen, Chris, Maz, Moreton Island Chris & Maz enjoying the ocean, Moreton Island Bronwen enjoying the ocean, Moreton Island Chris “swimming”, Moreton Island

Eagers Creek Campground

After our swim we collapsed to relax for a while, going out for a walk just before dusk. We went for a wander around some nearby sand dunes as the moon rose, creating an eerily day-like atmosphere with the white sands lit by the bright moon.

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Sunday 13th November – Moreton Island

Eagers Creek Campground & Eastern Beaches

We got up nice and early, went for a morning swim, packed up our tents, and by 8:30 AM we’d already begun the long walk back down the beach to Middle Road.

Bronwen, The Tents, Moreton Island Maz, Bronwen, Moreton Island Chris, Moreton Island Bronwen, Maz, Moreton Island

Middle Road

We got to Middle Road by 9 AM, but it was starting to get hot and we had to make the 1 PM ferry, so we powered on across the middle of the island. It was searing hot, and the sand made walking twice as hard as it would normally be. We were all suffering from the heat.

Moreton Island Maz, Chris, Bronwen, Moreton Island Bronwen, Moreton Island Chris, Maz, Moreton Island Bronwen, Maz, Chris, Moreton Island Moreton Island Moreton Island Moreton Island Moreton Island Moreton Island Chris, Maz, Moreton Island

Tangalooma Wrecks

We got back to Tangalooma Wrecks and the ferry landing site by 11 AM, and collapsed to recover for a while, before having a bit of a swim at the wrecks.

Maz, Bronwen, Moreton Island Moreton Island Chris with a can of XXXX beer he managed to get from a passerby, Moreton Island Moreton Island Moreton Island Moreton Island Moreton Island

MICAT to Brisbane

We caught the 1 PM ferry back to the Port of Brisbane.

Port of Brisbane, seen from MICat, the ferry to Moreton Island

Tara Thai

Bronwen and I went to Tara Thai with Silas and Martin.