Winter. My hands feel frozen as I type this, and I crave hot weather.
With this in mind, I thought I would show you all where I went earlier this year – I just never got around to posting it, and it so deserves a post all by itself. And it may just warm us up a little.
Moreton Island is the third largest sand island in the world,[located on the eastern side of Moreton Bay, on the coast of south-east Queensland, Australia. Moreton Island lies 58 kilometres (36 mi) northeast of the Queensland capital, Brisbane. The island is 95% National Park and a popular destination for day trippers, four wheel driving, camping, recreational angling and whale watching and just a 75 minute ferry ride from Brisbane. Together with Fraser Island, Moreton Island forms the largest sand structure in the world.
Our family has been going to this Island for the last 10 years or so, we have a timeshare at the Resort on the Island that allows us to go every year for a week in January. Our kids have grown up and enjoyed every year, making new friends and connecting with old ones from the previous years.
The accommodation is pleasant, but nothing too flash. And we kind of like it that way. The attraction is in the beautiful island itself. The water is like the Meditteranean, the sand is so clean and white and it really is a true holiday.
Some of the wrecks that have been sunk off the coast in the bay, (see top photo) have attracted the most beautiful sea life and snorkelling is a real treat.
One of the other big drawing cards is that every night, a pod of 12 bottle nose dolphins will come to the beach near the jetty to be handed. This is a huge tourist attraction, and now the Dolphin Conservation program has been set up on the island, in conjunction with the Marine Research Program by the Queensland University.
My favourite time is sunset. As the sun sets over Moreton Bay, there are couples on the beach sharing a lovely moment of a stunning display, and we may or may not have a cocktail in our hands.
I think the photos speak for themselves.
So when you are feeling cold and miserable on a grey day, bookmark this post. And pretend you are on the beach.
I can’t wait to go again next year.
Do you have a favourite holiday destination?
Til Next time,