24.10.2012 - 26.10.2012 29 °C
After the episode getting bogged in soft sand on Fraser Island we were hesitant to travel from Rainbow Beach to Teewha Beach via the beach and checked with locals. They advised us that both the beach and the inland 4WD tracks have very soft sand and are very boggy. We therefore abandoned the Teewha Beach idea and travelled directly to our next destination at Noosa North Shore. We had to take a vehicle ferry to get across the Noosa River and chose a nice beachside campsite at Noosa North Shore Camp Area. The campsite is large with lots of space and kangaroos, Pacific black ducks, Australian brush turkeys, banded lap wings, rainbow lorikeets and banana birds frequently visiting our campsite.
The first day the south-easterly was still blowing strong but on the second day it calmed down and we drove north on the beach into the Cooloola section of the Great Sandy National Park to a spot with coloured sand cliffs to enjoy lunch on the beach. The third day was nice and warm and I tried to do some fishing from the beach while Lorraine was studying. Noosa North Shore is a nice, relaxing, beachside camping area.
From Noosa we will travel down the Sunshine Coast to Caloundra to get warranty repairs and service done on the Quantum by the original manufacturers, Australian Off Road Campers. The most important repair is the leak in the back water tank that most probably happened on the Frenchmans track in Cape York Peninsula.