our North Stradbroke Island day trip.

It has been hot, hot, hot in Brisbane lately so on Saturday myself and Frannie, CB, AK, and Leecee set out on a Stradbroke Island day trip. The weather was near-perfect, the company spot on and we had a day full of beaches, swimming, fishing, clear blue water, and wildlife spotting. We were up bright and early to catch the 8am barge.

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It was the first time AK and CB had been to Stradbroke Island so after a scenic drive our first stop was Point Lookout and the gorge walk. Not to be missed for first-time visitors or anyone really. You could do this walk every day and not get sick of the view.

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And then we saw turtles! IMG_1506

IMG_1496IMG_1497We did the walk at about 9.30am and already it was absolutely sweltering. I’d recommend keeping that in mind if you’re doing the walk on a hot day. Bring water!

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That’s when the girls and boys split up – boys went on a search for the perfect fishing spot while the ladies picked up a few treasures at the Dunwich op shop and then had delicious coffee and food at the fruit barn. That place is an absolute treasure.

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Ugh, so good. After stocking up in town we drove out to Brown Lake for a swim and a bit of reflection. Leecee mentioned the lake was traditionally a meeting spot for women and it was an incredibly serene, picturesque part of the world. Definitely to be respected. Apparently the water is stained a tea-looking brown from the layer of paperbark and ti-tree leaves on the bottom that allows the lake to retain its water. IMG_1529 IMG_1538

In the afternoon we all met up, tried a few fishing spots (including dolphin-spotting at shark bay) and enjoyed some lovely beverages. It was a quintessential summer’s day.IMG_1546

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