The Hungry Hikers took the 9am car ferry to Stradbroke Island on Wednesday morning. A 20 minute drive had us in the carpark at Point Lookout. In Brisbane, blustery, cold westerly winds had everyone complaining and grabbing their winter woolies.
View a short distance from the carpark.
It only took us 10 minutes to find this this protected clifftop and set ourselves up for a wonderful day of whale, dolphin, turtle and stingray watching.
The action commenced almost immediately.
We weren't the only ones looking to the horizon.
This humpback and calf, lazily drifted passed below us.
A splash of red in contrast to the magnificent sea blue, at day's end.
Thursday 20 June
It was an early rise for The Gaiter Girls, with our 6.45 departure for our 2 hour drive to Lennox Heads, NSW.
Not to be outdone, dusk and sunset were at their best.
Skennars Head - a short, metal stepped climb, brings one through a lovely glade of trees to this view. Today the whales were further out to sea, but spotting a spray, spume of water or tail lifting, still brought excited shouts of 'over there' or 'LOOK!'
We were slow to get the hiking going. How could it be otherwise, with this glorious coastline to view, and the whales, and the dolphins!
Our 'Little People' making the most of the beach and sunshine.
On reaching Ballina, we took an Uber two thirds of the way back to the carpark, because of time constraints to the day.
Beginning to retrace our steps.
Life can't be much better than this!
Celebrations with friends on their Main Beach, balcony unit, Southport, was a fitting finale to a wonderful day in our great 'winter', outdoors.
The above sunset shots were viewed from here.
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