I wanted to try for some more photos of the shorebirds at Mullens on a good high tide. There were a few patches of bright blue sky so I though it was worth a try.
The wind was only light and I could wait for passing clouds to give me better light. However, I had no sooner kayaked into the end of the Mullens roost site than one of the rain squalls hit. It blew off my hat! It blew the kayak sideways into some mangroves! It drenched me in a very short time. My glasses were damp with rain. The binoculars were also. The small towel I keep in my pocket to wipe away the wet was just as soaked as I was.
I gave up and paddled back into a strong wind as far as the car park. At home three hours later the sky was blue - but the tide was half way out and there would be more dry sand than water.
I really would like some nice fine Queensland summer weather!