From the sublime to the ridiculous today 🙂
The sunrise was glassy calm with the palest of pink blushes. As we motored down the channel towards southern Moreton Bay I thought I was destined for another stellar word count. Sadly the universe had other plans.
In a benign part of the channel, having navigated under power lines, dodged busy ferries, and missed the crab pots bobbing in the bay, we managed to run aground on a shoal that wasn’t meant to be there. Capt G was not impressed and Zeus even less so! Thankfully we were at the bottom of the tide so we only needed to toss out the anchor and wait a couple of hours for the water to float us off. (The blokes working on the nearby power lines were more perturbed than we were!!)
The upside was the pelicans who performed for my camera. Then we arrived late into Dux’s anchorage with the sun starting to set. A wallaby came down to eat at the water’s edge and a pair of ducks came to say hi. After a short walk through to the ocean side of South Stradbroke Island (which involved meeting the grumpy caretaker at the Southport Yacht Club…) there was Surfer’s Paradise emerging from the surf and looking almost beautiful.
And to finish it off there was a sunset.
Here’s the day in photographs.