Rode the bike up the beach as the sun came up today. The sand is sort of 'dirty' but hard and awesome to ride on. We all walked up the beach and played catch with a tennis ball on the way back.
Packed up and drove to Hay Point and Dalrymple Bay coal ports. We learnt today that each coal train can carry 10,000 tons of coal and is 2km long. The pier at DB runs nearly 4km out to sea! 900 boats a year can fill up. They can hold up to 230,000 tons each. And there are plans for expansion. There's a short steep drive up to a public lookout near the control tower. It's a project of staggering scale.
Made it to Airlie Beach by mid-afternoon and now settled in to the Island Gateway Holiday Park. Ensuite site is such a good thing. This is a nice place. Two sulphur-crested cockies landed on the awning and walked around. Claudie fed them too.
C has red hands. A thinks it is sunburn but the pattern is just a bit odd.
Picture: Claudie looking out at the coal port at Dalrymple Bay.