Sunday, 12 October 2008

Crowdy - Part 1

After we left Gin Gin we travelled on to Caboolture for the night which was unremarkable to say the least and then on to Ballina to a great caravan park where we were able to fill up the water tanks and relax with a swim and spa. We went for a walk in the afternoon to the beach and watched the surfers competing with the dolphins who seemed to be giving them a surfing lesson and were definitely showing off. They were beautiful to watch and we didn’t even try to take photos as it was too hard to see where they were going to appear next. Sometimes the best things we have seen will have to remain in our memories not in photos.
From Caboolture we drove on to Crowdy Bay where we stayed for one night last year and had vowed to return. It is school holidays here and there were a lot more people around so we stayed at Kylies Beach Camping Area which is lovely. Again this year we had plenty of kangaroos wandering through the camp but also a lovely koala mum and baby who were in a tree quite low to the ground and very happy to have an audience with cameras going for hours on end.
On our first morning we went for a magnificent walk from our camping area to Kylies Hut then on to Indian Head Camping area, across to Diamond Head and back to our campsite.
Kylies Hut was built during World War 2 for Australian author Kylie Tennant by a local bushman, Ernie Metcalfe as a writing retreat. Our walk which was narrow and steep in sections took us 113 metres above sea level and along the way we saw beautiful native flowers and a magnificent coastline. Quotes from the book written by Kylie Tennant appear along the walk together with information from the National Park authorities and are a great way to rest and recover as you walk!
We had booked in for two nights and were pleased that we had, as we planned to walk along the beach on the second morning.

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