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Day 7 - Tin Can Bay

Evening lovelies,
It was truly veg out day today.

Got up, had some breakfast, visited Nana and Gramps in the cabin, and then had lunch.

The morning taken care of, we decided to go for a walk along the beach while the tide was out.

We managed to spot quite few soldier crabs that were making their way across the sand.  They were pretty quick to disappear as we tried to get close to them.


Where were a couple of larger ones who were not quite so shy.  Perhaps the larger claws they sported was the reason for this.


Often the only evidence that they had been around were the "rice bubbles" on the sand.


It was interesting to see some of the tree stumps that are underwater when the tide is in.




Gramps spent some time along the shoreline looking for treasures.


On our walk earlier in the week, Rob and Gramps spotted some newly hatched Plovers.  They were out again this afternoon.  The photo is a little blurry, but that little ball of fluff standing on 2 sticks to the right of the photo…

Day 6 - Tin Can Bay

Evening lovelies,

Today was a little different.

This morning we ventured off the the local second hand store, where I picked up some books to keep in the van ready for our next trip.  A bargain at 10 books for $5.  Even Robbie got 3 for himself.

We then had an early lunch and it was off the the Country Club for a round of golf.  No sillies, I did not play, but I did have fun in driving the buggy and laughing at the boys.  Alas Nana was a little ill today, so she stayed home.



It is the first time I have been on a golf course in about 30 years, and I have never seen Gramps and Rob play together.  It is quite the experience. 😁



Gramps is left handed and he mostly hit his balls down the left side of the course.


Rob is right handed and played mostly down the right hand side of the course, and a little in the trees.



I could have taken some photos of them making good shots, but where is the fun in that.  😂

I think it was a good idea that we had two carts as they were both often off in diff…

Day 5 - Tin Can Bay

Evening lovelies,

Another blissful day.  Crisp morning, beautiful sunny day and just a gentle breeze to keep the leaves rustling.

Up early again today , 8.30am is early isn’t it.  😁.

Chores done and then Rob, Gramps and I were off again to Inskip Point for a spot of fishing.  Sorry, but more beach photos today.



It was a glorious morning.  We saw lots of cars heading to and from Fraser Island on the barge.  He was certainly earning his money today.



I got nicely set up with the beach umbrella, a chair, and a foot stool.  I tried to do a spot of sketching to add to my journal, alas I was constantly distracted by the ocean.



The boys managed to catch 3 fish between them.  One was a toad fish, not really good eating.  The other two were whiting, but we decided they needed to go back to the nursery pretty quickly.



Back to the Van for lunch and the necessary nap from the early start.


With the outlook of rain for the weekend, the boys decided to take the annex down so that it would not have t…

Day 4 - Tin Can Bay

Evening Lovelies,

Today was another wonderful day, though it did start out a little chilly.



This morning Gramps and I went off to a-hunting and a-gathering at the local supermarket to get supplier for lunch and dinner.  When we arrived back Nana and I tackled a cryptic crossword togtether while Gramps read the paper.  Very civilized really.

Robbie went off this morning to again try his hand at fishing.  This time he went down to the point where the locals had suggested.  Alas it was another fish-less adventure for him 😞.


After lunch today we decided to take a trip to Rainbow Beach.  It is some 40 years since I have been there and it has certainly changed.  No longer a sleepy little town with not much more than a servo.


We had a walk around at the Lawrie Hansen Park, and checked out the Cherry Venture propeller.  We were camping on Fraser Island when it ran aground.  Big news back then.



The view from the lookout is spectacular, and the coastline has really not changed in all that time…

Day 3 - Tin Can Bay

Evening Lovelies,

This morning we set the alarm for 6.30am so that we could go down and feed the dolphins at Barnacles.  It was a little chilly this morning with the temperature at 3 degrees, but the wind was a pretty gusty so it seemed cooler.  My family must love me that they got out of their warm beds at that time to go and paddle in the water.


We did think that there would not be so many people there due to it being a week day, but we were wrong.


We only saw one dolphin this morning, his name is Mystique.  He was the alpha of the pod and is about 28 years old.  He was very gentle and a little battered as you would expect from an animal of his age.  Andrew, Rob and I all took a turn at giving him a little treat.

Back to the van park for a cuppa and then Gramps gave Rob a lesson on how to put the annex up on the van.

 It did not seem too hard, and hopefully Robbie will remember how to put it up next time we need it.  They were thankful for Andrew's height to help when we had t…

Day 2 - Tin Can Bay

First an explanation - as we travel around we will be sharing our travels on our blog.  A number of our family are not on facebook, so this is our way of keeping them in touch.  Not totally craft related, but you never know when some craft may show up :-).

Another Day in Paradise

We were off to a bit of a late start this morning.  Slept in until 8am.  Life is hard :-).

We decided to take a stroll down the Kath Kelly path.  We were told it was about a 30 minute walk and there was a little coffee shop at the end of the road where we could refresh before wandering back.

When we set off the first thing we noticed was that someone had pulled the plug on the ocean.  The tide goes out a long way here.

The path winds along the shoreline and there are lots of signs showing the different bird life and trees.  There are also a number of different pieces of exercise equipment.  It is really a lovely walk.


Now okay we did amble in our walking but we were a bit shocked to find that we took nearly 2…