Day trip 2: we ventured north from Cosy Corner.
Of course, Scott found a sneaky track from Ansons Bay up to the lighthouse, through Mt William National Park. It was a tight squeeze and a little bit of fun. It was no surprise, to see a sign at the end of the track saying it was ‘closed’ 😉
First stop: The Gardens. More picturesque coastline, with a very interesting concept for mooring their boats.
Second stop: A beautiful bay, Secret Beach at the end of the Bay of Fires, which provided some fun rock jumping for the kids.
Third stop: Eddystone Point Lighthouse. Made of Sandstone and very tall.
We then headed west to Gladstone to see the Blue Lake. Seeing this Blue Lake, was something we had on our list to tick off, and, it didn’t disappoint. Sadly, there was rubbish everywhere. It used to be an old tin mine. You also cannot swim in it, because of the high levels of aluminium.
It was quite a lot of driving. There are no shops or facilities along the way so pack your lunch and enough petrol etc!
Fact for today: the Bay of Fires was named by Tobias Furneaux in 1773 and comes from seeing the many fires lit by the north-east coastal plains Aboriginal people.
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