After reaching the warm weather we decided to head from Yeppoon to Seaforth, another coastal place which had a camping reserve right next to the beach.
As we were only planning on staying one night we put up the little tent. We arrived late in the day and were worried that the sun was going to set before we could get our food cooked, and we need the natural light as our led lamp isn't that bright. Luckily the sun went down later than we expected as we were further north.
The majority of the other campers were Australian and had boats with them, along with massive tents, awnings, and everything but the kitchen sink. Walking around the campsite you could smell the food being cooked on the bbq's.
The place had a really nice atmosphere and for the first time in Australia I managed to relax. We decided to stay another day and just enjoy the surroundings. We had a walk along the beach where we come across hundreds of small bright blue crabs. As you walk towards them they scurry away in groups - safety in numbers I guess. Richard found that if you walked in a circle round a lone crab it would stop, tip itself over and use its legs to buried itself in the sand. That caused great amusement to us, not sure the little crabs found it so funny though!
On the second night we had a small problem as our gas canister for the stove was about to run out and the shop didn't sell any, so we cooked the quickest thing we could think of - Mish Mash. It's a Bulgarian dish which basically consists of scrambled eggs mixed in with fried onions, peppers and mushrooms.
Our evening entertainment was provided by a group of three young lads who were playing on a guitar, and a large extended family group who started drinking quite early on. The young lads got told to shut up as it was 2am in the morning, I'm surprised they lasted that long as the singing was pretty bad. There was obviously some argument in the family group as we overheard a woman say she was going to sleep in the car and proceeded to turn the stereo up quite loud. Our ear wigging didn't reach to find out what the disagreement was about.
The next morning we packed up the tent and headed an hour or so north up the coast to Airlie where we planned to go on some kind of boat trip round the Whitsunday Islands.