Friday, June 24, 2011

Great Keppel to Yeppoon (22nd to 26th June)

Another Beautiful Beach
Long Beach on Great Keppel Island
As the weather was so delightful we decided to spend another day on Great Keppel and tackle yet another walk over to the south east end of the island - Long Beach, Monkey Beach via Morris Lookout to the resort and back to Leekes Beach via Putney Beach.  We were both feeling a bit foot sore after our hiking so the rest of the arvo was spent swimming and relaxing on the aft deck.

Sharpie Worship at KBSC

Thursday morning we headed over to Yeppoon which is only about 10NM so we arrived late morning.  We took the bus into town to check out the local scene and I think I found my tropical spiritual home at the Keppel Bay Sailing Club where they have mounted a Sharpie at the entrance of the yacht club for all too worship!  Naturally we decided that this was the place to be and went along for drinks and dinner on Friday night which also happens to be members night so the place was going off.  We hoped to emulate our efforts at Coff's Harbour and win the meat tray but unfortunately this was not to be and we left empty handed but we did have a nice meal.

As the military have brought forward exercises at Shoalwater Bay we now have to leave the safety of the Yeppoon Marina tomorrow (Sunday) so today is going to be jam packed with shopping, cleaning and washing.

At this stage the plan is to have our fist night out at Port Clinton and then work our way around some of the island groups between here and Mackay.  Again we are not likely to have good mobile reception so will update the BLOG again when we get a chance.

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