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QLD - North Stradbroke Island

Postby Troyk » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:55 pm

Al&Sharon wrote:we tried to book straddie over the crissy hols all camps where booked out they said we would have no chance people book 14months in advance, we where a little dissapointed but will make staddie next yr sometime, think it may be a crissy at home away from the maddening croud.Alan


Al, Don't feel disappointed. Straddie is a dump. I was over there today and I took these photos to prove it. Yes another tough day at the office for me. :grin:

PS I took these on my mobile phone. The quality is strating to improve.

Home Beach
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Cylinder Beach
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Dunwich One Mile after the storms this afternoon
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Postby CCC » Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:35 am

:*** :*** :*** oh a real dump Troy :$
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Postby Blue Bravo » Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:45 pm

Thanks for the tip. I'll remember to avoid it :grin:
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Postby Troyk » Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:53 pm

A couple more photos I found at work.

Back in 2002 we got to fly in a chopper across straddie and some of the islands which are all part of the Redlands. At the time there was bushfire on the island and you will see the evidence in some of the shots.

Picture of the chopper
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Peel Island. Straddie in the background with the smoke.
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Flinders Swamp after the fire. Note East Coast Road (the road between Dunwich and Point Lookout)
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Home beach at Point lookout. Note the trawlers. Moreton Island in the distance.
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Northern point of Russell Island. Karragarra Island in the middle, Lamb and Maclaey Islands on the right, and Redlands mainland in the distance (Redland Bay)
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Brown Lake. The brown colour is tanin from the Melaleucas
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Eighteen Mile Swamp from top of Point Lookout Reservoir.
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Looking north from Point Lookout reservoir. Note the lighthouse.
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Flow out of Blue Lake. Clear water.
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In the middle of 18 mile swamp at the causeway.
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View from One Mile Jetty at Dunwich at low tide. Same view as the storm photo at the top.
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Beach at Coochiemudlo Island, one of the bay islands.
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Postby Scolers » Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:55 pm

Did Skippy fly that chopper? Or was it Matt?

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Postby Al&Sharon » Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:06 pm

aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh what a dump told the kids we are going to a dump they said lets go live in a dump like that, lol, isnt it lovely over there cant wait untill next yr when we get there.tks for the pics troy just made me more sick Alan
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Postby Mullie Grub Clan » Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:22 am

Awesome photos Troy.
Peel Island also known as Horseshoe Bay is a very nice place. We go there all the time for day trips and also camping.
The only thing is you have to get there via boat.... no other way to get there unless you are a good swimmer.
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Postby freerocketman1 » Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:16 pm

al&sharon if you still want to camp over there at flinders beach they still have spots for the last week of the school holidays as my wife booked ours yesterday.

cant wait :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Postby Cruzin » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:43 pm

here's a pic of Horseshoe bay at sunset

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Another from the Top of Dunwich

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An then there's the Blockhead.

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Postby Al&Sharon » Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:53 pm

Tks freerocketman might try them tomorrow. Alan
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Postby Troyk » Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:14 pm

Cruzin, nice flathead. Taken from Rainbow Crescent I see.
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Postby Cruzin » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:31 am

Spot on Troy.
Last Hols, fishing, beach driving, BBQs and sharing a few quite ales with friends on the large sail shaded sundeck with 300' views. oh and playing with my dogs.

As you said Straddie is a dump and we a not going back soon (not) ::()
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Postby Mullie Grub Clan » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:28 am

here's a pic of Horseshoe bay at sunset

That's what I call Heaven.... It is so beautiful sitting on the back of the cat having a beer and watching the sun go down. Been known to sit there all afternoon relaxing and then all of a sudden the sun is comming up ::()
Funny how time flies when you are having fun.
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Postby Al&Sharon » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:40 am

tks Rocket phoned and got flinders beach from 6th until 12th dont know what its like evry 1 says point lookout is the best but ah who cares at least we over there watch out flat heads here I come if i can catch fish that size like cruizin Ill be over the moon. Alan
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Postby Troyk » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:10 pm

Mullie Grub Clan wrote:.....Troy I want to be you.... and go to all of the places you have been to. It's not fair :(
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You have a 53' boat and you want to be me! ::()

Don't worry the only time I go over to straddie is for work, and 95% of the time its in the middle of the island, and not really exciting. One day I might actually go over for a holiday! :grin:
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