Yuraygir Coastal Walk. Day 3 - Wednesday 12 August

August 18, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Sandon River to Minnie Water

11 km.

I managed to get up early again to see the sunrise.

Sandon River before sunriseSandon River before sunrise

Mutton Bird Island, Sandon RiverMutton Bird Island, Sandon River

Another of the many beach sculptures.

Beach Sculpture, Sandon RiverBeach Sculpture, Sandon River

The next campground at Minnie Water is over an hour away by road, so only Marg, Olive, Irene and Carol are walking this one. Rob, Bev, Fons and I will drive and set up camp at Illaroo, the national park campground near Minnie Water. No showers again.

There is no bridge over the Sandon River and, although narrow, it is too deep to wade, so Rob took the walkers across in the kayak. Here Olive is preparing for the crossing.

Rob and Olive preparing to cross Sandon RiverRob and Olive preparing to cross Sandon River

Carol on the way across.

Ferry across the Sandon RiverFerry across the Sandon RiverRob and Carol

Irene was a bit apprehensive but handled it well.

Ferry across the Sandon RiverFerry across the Sandon RiverRob and Irene

Fons captured the crossing on video.

Fons photographing the crossing of the riverFons photographing the crossing of the river

All made it safely to the other side without incident.

Across the river and ready to goAcross the river and ready to go

The walkers arrived soon after we had set up camp at Illaroo.

Camp at Illaroo near Minnie WaterCamp at Illaroo near Minnie Water

I found some patterns in the water seeping onto the beach.

Beach abstracts, IllarooBeach abstracts, Illaroo

During the evening a line of storms passed well out to sea, giving us a spectacular, though distant, light show.

Storms out to Sea, Illaroo CampgroundStorms out to Sea, Illaroo Campground

In the campground, away from city lights, the Milky Way was spectacular.

Milky Way from Illaroo CampgroundMilky Way from Illaroo Campground

More photos can be found in the gallery.


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