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... to Hummocky Is we are in deeper water and with a decent breeze, although, of course, it is right on our nose.
We did toy with the idea of staying a night at Hummocky Is, but looking through the binoculars at a boat at anchor it was way to hummocky for our liking so we continue south hugging the coast after rounding Cape Capricorn. Great view of Curtis and Facing Islands that we did not see on the way up as we were a lot further off the coast. Wind is ...
... fact: the beach on the island is actually a highway. A real highway with speed limits and police patrols. For most of the 75 mile highway (its actual name - Australia didn't always use the metric system, but they switched over about 30 years ago), the speed limit was 80km/hr, but our tour guide reached speeds over 100 km/hr a number of times (which is about 60mph).
Our first stop on the beach was at ...
... about 45 minutes, and then on to the first driving on the bumpy sandy tracks of Fraser Island! Being with the guide was quite fun as he was obviously so used to everything that he would often deliberately make it more challenging for the other cars, or just even bumpier for us, in which everyone in the car would be thrown upwards - seat belts are essential at all times, or sore head injuries would most certainly occur. Our first stop was at Lake ...
... a dirty mind. Much less awkward eating it than asking for it.
Onto the ferry we go, back across to Hervey Bay. Lukas left himself open to some great selfies as he fell asleep. We got back feeling emotional that the tour was over, made better by a group trip to the chippy. We had a fantastic time and met some of the best people of our whole trip. Hope we all stay in touch guys.....and cheers to Dingo Dan.
... and gather ..... again. Olivette catches a flounder and I a flathead so we both enjoy fish for dinner after sundowners on the flybridge. A game of Euchre is suggested. The girls flog the boys 2-0 ...we're on a roll!
Up before everyone else so what do I do ...... you guessed it ...... wet a line. Luck straight away, another flathead. After breakfast we jump in "Love Me Tender 11" and head for the shore. Go for a decent walk to stretch the legs. We take a track through ...