A couple of weeks ago I had visitors who had not seen around this area before. I always enjoy showing off the beauty spots around here! I had my camera with me but only remembered to get it out when there was something really great to see!
We headed out to Inskip Point - visitors are always interested to see how close Fraser Island is just over the channel. It was mid-morning and still a couple of hours before high tide so the only shorebirds I could see were way out on the sand island in the middle of the Strait. However, as we walked along the bush track towards end of the point I heard a couple of birds calling. There were two Beach Stone-curlews (Esacus magnirostris) walking along the sand in full sight.
I always like to look southwards along the beach toward the colored sand cliffs just south of Rainbow Beach - and it's always good for a photo! Rainbow Beach township is on the right of the photo and just behind the tree. I did not have my wide angle lens so had to take a second photo to follow right along the beach towards Double Island Point far down to the south east.
We ended up going to Bymien Picnic place for lunch. This is in a really beautiful piece of rain forest and always worth a visit. This time as we sat at one of the picnic tables eating and talking this Goanna or Sand Monitor came and checked us out. It looked as if it was hoping for a hand-out - which it did NOT get from us!