Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Day 13 – Tannum Sands

Tuesday, April 28, 2009
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Today’s adventure was to Tannum Sands, a small town with a remarkable beach that is 25km (15 miles) away from Gladstone. Here we got to see the most southern part of the Great Barrier Reef. I know I sound like a record but again this was a beautiful place! The sands where soft, the waters relaxing and the water was warm. Not bad for autumn time here. My mom and I also had the chance to have about the freshest fish you could have. We got to have sweet-lips fish that was caught only 2 hours before hand. Yum, yum! We also spent a good portion of the afternoon seashell hunting. Of all the beaches we’ve been to since we’ve been here, we haven’t seen many seashells, but we found a gold mine here. We’ve got some good ones to add to our already massive collection at home.

We did have to go back into Gladstone to get some groceries and pick up my father, but we headed back to the beach. The sun had set really quick so my dad wasn’t able to enjoy the beach as much as us girls. But just like a few nights ago we had a great surprise when we were getting ready to head out. We were visited by some flying foxes a.k.a. really big bats! Man to see those animals up close and to see them sore in the sky was so much fun! We tried to get some pictures of and video of them, but it was just too dark. I guess I’ll have to keep the pictures from the zoo that I have of them.

I have to go back to that beach one more time before we leave Saturday morning, it was just that great!


orangemily said...

I am so jealous you got to visit the Great Barrier Reef!
Those Flying Foxes sound scary!