Little Rainforest on Water - Stephens Island, 3./4 November 2017

Sun 5 Nov 2017 12:55
17:44.223S 146:9.399E
Stephens Island (Southern Bradstroke Islands, Queensland, Australia)
3.-4. November 2017

What a beautiful spot! Nice sandy beach, too. The neighboring islands only seem to have coral gravel instead of sand. But this is lovely.

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Beautiful place for exercises in the morning ( level beach and shade).

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A jungle reef

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With the very low tide in the afternoon we went to explore the island, and actually manage to walk all the way around it!

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A really cool place.

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Little hike to the top gave us a beautiful view of the sister island.

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This Island is a bird haven. They're all kind of birds flying and nesting everywhere!
There are several different kind of terns, white little doves, and some other kinds of sea birds. 
Even saw a big bird of prey. 
A sports fisherman we me on the beach almost ran into a Dugong. Shame! I still haven’t seen any. They are quite squiddish, they say. 
Maybe one day….. 

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Michael tried a shortcut and almost came to a dead end. My heart skipped more than a beat when a rocky ledge he was holding onto gave way and he slipped a little bit. Still true to this motto: never a dull moment...

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Fortunately, we returned home safely and in one piece, and later had a beautiful bonfire on the beach.

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But nothing is perfect. We both got eaten up by sandflies or similar and had to flee the beach. Anyway, was lovely while it lasted. 
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