265kms / 3 ¾ hrs
Point Quobba - Tropic of Capricorn (photo) - Coral Bay
We woke up and got organised and had brekkie then on our way out of Point Quobba we went down to the lagoon and fed the fish some bread and then we went to the blowhole and it was so much calmer today and the action was the blowhole rather than the waves crashing over the cliff. We were also entertained by more whales jumping and splashing around. There were men balloon fishing right on the edge of the cliff and we would of loved to have stayed until they caught a fish to see what it's all about but we had to keep moving.
The drive was nothing too exciting, although we do enjoy the different landscapes and today there were termite mounds everywhere and we also saw lots of animals inc. Kanagroos, emus, cows, sheep, goat, eagles.
We crossed the tropic of Capricorn and arrived in Coral Bay around 12:30pm. We set-up and then had fish sandwiches as we have so much fish still to get through that Roger caught. We then went down to the beach and had a snorkel and a swim in the beautiful crystal clear blue waters. The kids loved the beach as its so shallow they could walk out pretty far. We then played on the sand as a bit of a slight wind came over and it got a bit cool. At 3:30pm we fed the snapper and the kids loved it as you are thigh high in water and the snapper swim through your legs and all around you. They feel very slimly and I must admit I was a bit scared that one might bite me as they are pretty big snapper. We then played on the sand a bit more then headed back to the caravan. I desperately needed to do washing so while I did the washing (which I timed perfectly as a staff member was just finishing off his washing so he gave me 2 free washes) the kids had a great time on the jumping pillow and playing in the park and Josh went for a ride on his bike.
While Roger cooked lamb steaks for dinner Bronte and I went down to the beach to watch the sunset and it was beautiful. We also stopped by the fish cleaning area to see all the huge fish that had been caught today inc. Red emperor and mackerel and others that I can't remember the name!.
Coral Bay is actually a small place with only 2 caravan parks (on either side of the road) a backpackers, a resort and some shops. We are now heading into the warmer weather and shorts and t-shirts which we love.
It's only a short stop in Coral Bay as we stayed extra nights in Point Quobba and have our campsite booked at Cape Range National Park for the next two nights.