Saturday, May 15, 2010
In late March we decided to take Scholarship out of her comfortable slip and go for a sail. Our destination was Moreton Island, which lies about 10 nautical miles to the east. The bay we dropped the hook in is called Tangalooma. A busy place, ferries and helicopters transport tourists to the various resorts all day long. An interesting part of Tangalooma is the large man made breakwater. Less than twenty years ago, about fifteen ships were sunk in a semi circle to form a (supposedly) calm anchorage. Today the artificial reef is a habitat for lots of sea life. You will almost always see divers and snorkelers nearby. We had a lovely time exploring the beaches and enjoying the wildlife. There was even cold beer to be had on a very hot Australian day.