December Long-Weekend (2010)
December 2, 2010 — December 4, 2010
Tom & Marie's December long-weekend on the Atherton Tableland, visited Lake Barrine, Hasties Swamp, Mt Hypipamee. Stayed at Kingfisher Park and went to Mt Lewis and Abbatoir Swamp and spent a day on the Great Barrier Reef at Michaelmas Cay and Hastings Reef.
Despite a late afternoon shower on the first day, the weather was warm and humid for most of the trip.
Note: I haven't added a list for each 'experience', only the trip as a whole.
From Lake Barrine we went on to Hastie's Swamp where we encountered a heavy shower which continued on our arrival at Mt Hypipamee for about an hour.Read more.
From Friday to Sunday we stayed at KP and spent most of Friday on Mt Lewis. In the late-afternoon we drove to Abbatoir Swamp where we finally saw White-browed Crake.Read more.
On Saturday we had an early-start and headed down to Cairns to take the 'Seastar' out to Michaelmas Cay for a spot of snorkelling (..and to catch up with Red-footed Boobies!)
Also on board were two other birdos, one from South Africa, the other Danish, we organized with the skipper to take a trip around the Cay in his rubber-dinghy and though we saw some excellent birds I encountered tragedy when my camera and I both went for an unscheduled swim! Sadly this is the reason for a lack of images of the (5 or so) Red-footed Boobies that are currently present there.Read more.