Yuraygir Coastal Walk. Day 4 - Thursday 14 August

August 19, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Minnie Water to Diggers Camp.

6 km

Because of the short driving distance, we decide to leave the camp set up at Illaroo and drive the walkers back from today's finish point and to tomorrow's start point. As well as saving several hours effort breaking and setting up camp, it means we can all walk together, except for Fons who is driving. No hot showers again.

More early morning photos.

Illaroo Beach before sunriseIllaroo Beach before sunrise

Illaroo Beach before sunriseIllaroo Beach before sunrise

Marg enjoying the morning sun at IllarooMarg enjoying the morning sun at Illaroo

The start point of Illaroo Campground as about 900 metres north of Minnie Water.

Ready for day 4Ready for day 4Illaroo to Diggers Camp

The track goes over the headland and onto Minnie Water beach.

Walking onto Minnie Water beachWalking onto Minnie Water beach

Minnie Water is on a hill above the beach which has some shelter from a rocky reef for launching boats. A ship is visible on the horizon.

Minnie Water BeachMinnie Water Beach

Shortly after leaving Minnie Water, Irene seems to need a rest.

Irene resting soon after leaving Minnie WaterIrene resting soon after leaving Minnie Water

From the headland we can see today's destination, Diggers Camp, in the distance at the end of Minnie Water Back Beach.

Headlands near Minnie WaterHeadlands near Minnie WaterMinnie Water Back Beach in the distance

In addition to the Banksias and Pigface, we see some Flannel Flowers.

Flannel Flower beside the trackFlannel Flower beside the track

Off the beaches, the paths are mostly through coastal heath vegetation.

Walking through coastal heathWalking through coastal heath

Many of the beaches we have walked are crossed by small creeks and seepages.

Creek on Minnie Water Back BeachCreek on Minnie Water Back BeachMany small creeks and seepages cross the beaches we walked

Approaching Diggers Camp.

Approaching Diggers CampApproaching Diggers Camp

Some of the group have a swim while others rest in the shade while we wait for Fons to arrive for the drive back to camp.

Resting in the shade, Diggers CampResting in the shade, Diggers Camp

Back at Illaroo, Rob tries surfing in the Kayak.

Rob trying the kayak in the surfRob trying the kayak in the surf Rob trying the kayak in the surfRob trying the kayak in the surf Rob trying the kayak in the surfRob trying the kayak in the surf Rob trying the kayak in the surfRob trying the kayak in the surf

As on most evenings, we spend some time sitting around a fire.

Around the fireAround the fire

More photos can be found in the gallery.


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