Boat trip to Moreton Island

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A six hour window in the tide for boat  access to our backyard on Russell Island,the wind and weather align so our trusty Captain with a backpack of supplies in tow,  grabs an extra can of fuel and launches the tinny into Canaipa Pass with our sights set on Moreton Island.

IMGP0929 As we leave the gateway to Canaipa Pass ,the sand hills of Stradbroke Island are in our sights

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IMGP0951 The pristine waters of Moreton Bay,incredibly alive,turtles in abundance, rays darting frantically and a Dugong making its presence known next to the tinny

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IMGP1012 A tidal wetland to be seen for they who adventure past the sand dunes on Moreton

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Boat trip to Peel Island

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Living on Canaipa Pass Russell Island gives us access by boat from our backyard  to the many beautiful islands in the majestic Moreton Bay.As the tinny is launched the decision is made that the escapade we were about to embark on was to see the pristine Peel Island.The Island was named in 1824 after Sir Robert Peel by british colonists and was first seen in 1799 fi by Matthew Flinders.Peel Island was used as a quarantine stationing the mid 19th century for passengers of sailing ships and for the scrub down and sanitise of ships for a certain time,prior to arrival into Brisbane.A leper station in 1907 and in 1959 the Island was heritage listed “in shark infested waters”.Today, Peel Island is a tourist destination for many wishing to get in touch with nature and be fully self- sufficient and the Island is a popular spot for the keen fishermen.

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Boat trip to Peel Island

Living on Canaipa Pass Russell Island gives us access by boat from our backyard  to the many beautiful islands in the majestic Moreton Bay.As the tinny is launched the decision is made that the escapade we were about to embark on was to see the pristine Peel Island.The Island was named in 1824 after Sir Robert Peel by british colonists and was first seen in 1799 fi by Matthew Flinders.Peel Island was used as a quarantine stationing the mid 19th century for passengers of sailing ships and for the scrub down and sanitise of ships for a certain time,prior to arrival into Brisbane.A leper station in 1907 and in 1959 the Island was heritage listed “in shark infested waters”.Today, Peel Island is a tourist destination for many wishing to get in touch with nature and be fully self- sufficient and the Island is a popular spot for the keen fishermen.

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With our trusty Captain Dave at the realm we absorb the amazing scenery that Moreton Bay exhibits.
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The rusted partially submerged shipwreck in Platypus Bay provides an abundance of marine life for the snorkelling enthusiasts and kayakers to enjoy.

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Teerk Roo Ra (Peel Island) National Park is mostly restricted access to the public due to preservation however there is two camping areas in Platypus Bay and Horseshoe Bay.
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Platypus Bay is on the Eastern side of the Island and is surrounded by unspoilt beaches ideal for water activities being mindful of the shallow coral reefs .Boatsman and holiday makers anchor up in Horseshoe Bay bearing in mind the tidal access for their boats to the island .

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The red ochre sandstone cliffs provide a stunning backdrop to the exquisite water surrounding the Island

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Boat trip to Moreton Island

 

A six hour window in the tide for boat  access to our backyard on Russell Island,the wind and weather align so our trusty Captain with a backpack of supplies in tow,  grabs an extra can of fuel and launches the tinny into Canaipa Pass with our sights set on Moreton Island.

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As we leave the gateway to Canaipa Pass ,the sand hills of Stradbroke Island are in our sights
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Our Trusty Captain Dave
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Moreton Bay
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Dunwich Stradbroke Island
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The pristine waters of Moreton Bay,incredibly alive,turtles in abundance, rays darting frantically and a Dugong making its presence known next to the tinny
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Moreton Island Sand Hills

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Moreton Bay oyster leases

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Stradbroke Island

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Moreton Island

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Refuelling the ship on Moreton Island

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A tidal wetland to be seen for they who adventure past the sand dunes on Moreton

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Crystal clear water with colours that an artist would dream of replicating

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The carrier of the troops
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A couple of hours into the trip the hoards were ravenous so a stop at the Little Ships Club at Dunwich to feed the masses was the priority on the agenda

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With the access to our backyard for the tinny in mind it was full steam ahead and a race against the tide

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