Day 205

Moreton Island – day trip snorkelling and feeding the fish.


Boarding pass bought, next stop Moreton Island.


View along the coastline at Tangalooma Beach.


Absolutely beautiful. Blue sky, blue clear water and golden sandy beach at Tangalooma.


View across Moreton Bay towards Brisbane.


Small catamaran and ocean kayaks on the sandy beach.


View of ocean kayaks and palm trees on the beach, with Moreton Bay and the Brisbane coastline in the background.


Palm trees in the grounds of Tangalooma Island Resort. Tangalooma Island Resort is built on the site of an old whaling station which closed due to the decline in whales being caught.


A comorant surveying the area from an old jetty.


Clear blue sky above the wide sandy beach.


A bush stone-curlew.


A bush stone-curlew.


Pied cormorants and a Australian pelican co-sharing the shoreline.


Close up of a pied cormorant.


Pied cormorants and Australian pelicans.


Pied cormorants and Australian pelicans.


Old anchor and gear mechanism outside the Tangalooma Island Resort.


Selfie at Moreton Island.


Wreck of an old dredging barge. One of a group of fifteen steam driven dredgers and barges, referred to as the Tangalooma Wrecks, that were deliberately sunk to form a breakwall for small boats also creating an amazing wreck dive and snorkel site.


The dredging barge was a bucket dredger and here you can see the buckets and chain mechanism used to pick up sediment.


The Tangalooma Wrecks, a cluster of ships scuttled by the Queensland Government between 1963 and 1984 to provide safe anchorage spot for recreational boat owners on the eastern side of Moreton Bay.


The bucket dredger.


Another bucket dredger wreck, with the pulley wheels for the bucket and chain mechanism exposed.


A turtle beneath the surface. Moreton Bay supports a large population of green and loggerhead turtles which come to nest on the beach at Moreton Island between November and February.


Fish seen through a glass bottom boat.


A shoal of fish of mixed species.


Time to feed the fish.


Feeding frenzy.


A shoal of fish.


Turtle breaking through the surface of the water.


Pineapple tree.


On bus to Rainbow Beach. It’s nothing like the buses i’m used to. Thank God 😀

My peace has been shattered. The children have boarded.


The children are at my hostel.


Western food and I do not mix ! Need to go back to South East Asia.


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