|Strange Whale Behaviour|
|Our Close Encounter|
|Our First Loaf|
By this stage we were a bit over Cape Richards as we were really hoping to go ashore for some walking so Sunday morning we head off to another old favorite - Dunk Island. We have heard that the resort was smashed by Yasi and it now looks like they may not reopen as they can no longer get insurance which is a bit sad as it was such a wonderful place to visit. On arrival we can confirm that the resort and island has really taking a pounding from Yasi although the vegetation is already showing good signs of recovery. Luckily Parks are doing quite a bit of work here and are clearing the walking trails and fixing up the camping ground which is fantastic. Monday morning we pack our stuff and head off and see how we far can go on the island circuit walk. We figure we got half way around the island before we came to the end of the clearing works so we wandered back along our tracks and up to the lookout at Mt Kootaloo for a spot of lunch. On the way back we run into the workmen that are clearing the trails and they confirm that in time the rest of the walk will be opened which is excellent news as it really is a lovely walk.. Apparently they are running a triathlon here on the 11th September hence the rush to get the track open and safe.
|Dunk Island Resort - Post Yasi|
We have run into a few old friends here at Dunk as it is a popular anchorage so their has been plenty of socialising both on the beach and also on the aft deck.
Today (Wednesday) we are going to try the other end of the walk which takes us up past the airport and up past the artist colony but somehow don't think we will get too far but will have a go.