This morning, an eastern reef egret with dark grey plumage in an appearance with a couple of his white plumed cousins. I was down at the point just after seven. Laying low on the grass so as not to disturb the birds, I was fair game for the midges and a persistent horse fly. Nevertheless, I persisted.
A bit of island hopping today to explore Thursday Island and its cultural and military history.
This gallery contains 12 photos.
Thursday afternoon’s drive tested the driving skills. This is stunning coastal landscape made more interesting by the ripping wind.
The variety of landscapes you encounter on the Cape is astounding and includes heathlands to rainforest, and scrub to swamps and lagoons.
We seem to have spent as much time watching others achieve the seemingly impossible and/or wreck axles, side panels and radiators than making our own crossings on the Overland Telegraph Track. The Jardine River crossing by ferry has been the least stressful of all thus far.
Here is a selection documenting our own attempts and those of others.