08.11.2013 - 08.11.2013 28 °C
Today we had decided to visit the Noosa National Park and we all jumped in the ute and headed in to Noosa and found a solitary car park at the start of the walk. There were people of all ages everywhere so it was a very busy track to the headland.
The weather was perfect as we started the walk with cameras at the ready and it was only a few minutes into the paved walk that a koala was spotted in a nearby tree. It was too high up with the sun behind it for my camera to take a shot but a few other folk managed one.
Vistas of sea and beach opened through the tree-lined foreshore and we all had a few good shots. The first part of the track was suitable for wheelchairs so it was a safe and easy stroll along the ridges and around the small bays. A few surfers and bathers were there enjoying the good conditions. The clear weather ensured that we could see the hills behind Noosa and the Cooloola coastline.
A few birds flew among the flowering trees and ensured our interest and eventually we reached Hells Gate on the headland. This is a rather dangerous spot with very steep cliffs and it would be easy to make a mistake and disappear over the side and into the relatively peaceful (today) water. As always there was always an idiot or two who took excessive risks, especially as the breeze had increased quite a bit and a number of small fishing boats were making their way back to the River as they bounced on each wave.
At the headland we saw a small group of dolphins feeding but no turtles or rays this time. Never mind it was a beaut day and well worth the hour and half walk to get there. The return walk was done in only half the time!
Back home for lunch and the final bits and pieces completed for departure tomorrow.