Wongalinga Beach on Queensland’s north coast is a beautiful place to rest and regenerate before heading inland again.
The clear water is warm and being inside the Great Barrier Reef the waves are gentle.
Perfect for daily swims to ease the muscles tight from three and a half months on the road.
Scotties Hostel, which is only a few hundred metres to the beach was a perfect place to find a bed and give the tent a rest.
But I wanted to see the Reef again before I needed inland.
Kings Reef is the closest part of the Great Barrier Reef to the mainland.
So I found myself a camp site right beside the sand at Kurrimine Beach.
A good travelling friend had recommended it.
Here, when the moon is coming onto full and the very low tides fall during the day
One is able to walk out to Kings Reef
I walked past the yacht sitting at rest on the sand
And out to the reef
Being exposed so much the coral is sparse but there are beautiful patches
So it was goodbye to the Pacific Ocean.
The next Ocean I will swim in will be the Indian Ocean on the other side of the continent
It was a beautiful ride up onto the Atherton Tableland past the waterfalls and rainforest to historic Herberton, just off the Savannah Way and the route to the west.
And the Outback
7 thoughts on “Time to Say Goodbye to the Pacific Ocean and head West, back to the Outback”
Thanks some even surprised me!
Hope your time with FLA was productive. Enjoy the Savannah Way, Mick. Such a huge trip!
Beautiful pictures! Looks like a great place to relax 🙂
It was just what I needed before heading back out into the dry interior
Gee, the coral photos came out really well! We thought you might still be in Qld in August when we hope to get up there but not by the sounds. Cheers Pauline and Swanny xx
Unfortunately not. I’m hoping to get to Exmouth Gulf before the whalesharks migrate away in late September. It’s a long way to go yet!!