We arrived at Mission Beach and I booked for one night. As we set up I was delighted that no flies came round to investigate and as the sun set we turned the van lights on, leaving all the doors open and, halleluja, no mozzies, midges or sandflies. What bliss…After dinner,cooked and eaten outside without sharing it with flies, we relax, put the light on under the awning, and enjoy the soft, warm sea breezes. After the battle at The Boulders with the march flies this is paradise.
Next morning I go straight over and book in for a week. The icing on the cake, it is only $20 per night, right on the beach front and cafes, restaurants and a small shopping village is 2 minutes walk away.
Cyclone Yasi flattened most of the trees and palms and destroyed this caravan park. Everywhere you see the houses with new rooves, a few still have tarpaulins covering them. But Mission Beach is certainly open for business and a lovely place to visit. Slowly the few trees left are starting to come back to life but it will be a while before it is back to the former lush and tropical haven.
The before photo I found on the internet….
After a lovely relaxing week here, the weather is starting to heat up, approx 30 to 32deg but the breeze keeps it bearable. We are now ready to move on. Tomorrow we go to Cardwell and will visit Bec and Mic on their farm. We look forward to that…