Poona Dam & Other Places
Sep 29, 2013
Where is the time going? End of September already. We have spent another relaxing week in Tin Can Bay. Lots of R&R reading, walking and talking with fellow travelers. Oh and some sightseeing of course. Enjoying the walks around here.
During the week we spent an enjoyable day sight seeing. First stop was Seary's Creek a day rest area on Rainbow Beach road. A refreshing fresh water creek for a relaxing swim on a hot day. The 100 metre wheel chair accessible board walk passes through heath and low woodland. We did disturb some one topless sunbaking, must have thought they would have the area to themselves.
From here we travelled a bit further down the road to the Bymien Picnic area. If there was anything loose on the car it didn't last long. The first 400 metres were very rough, this wasn't mentioned anywhere if we could have we would have turned around. The road did improve some and we continued on, travelling at 30 kms. Lucky for us it was only 3kms in.
Once we arrived at the picnic area we could take a two kilometre walking track through lush rainforest to Lake Poona. The freshwater lake, perched in sand dunes is a rare spectacle of nature and a unique feature of this region. A beautiful spot for a swim if you wish.
Next stop is Inskip Point aboriginal name Carah, the site of a school early this century for the children of the local timber getters and the Inskip light keeper. Between 1965 and 1971 some of the area between Inskip and Rainbow was mined for rutile ,zircon and limenite. The departure point for the Fraser Island ferry is found here. Today it is a very popular camping area.
Time for lunch, fish and chips at Rainbow Beach followed by a walk along the beach then home.
Over the week end the Seafood festival was held. Not sure why it is called this. A big variety of stalls and activities was on offer. The weather held out for them with rain starting to fall later in the afternoon.
At last some clouds in the sky for a sunset.
Sunday another warm day with the clouds building up during the afternoon finishing with thunderstorms and rain. Woken up this morning to sunshine and some very happy birds.