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Shipwreck of the Fairlight

Shipwreck of the Fairlight
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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31 December 2017
Moreton Island
Australia
27°14'57"S
153°22'59"E
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HEADING north from Big Sandhills, hiking the final twelve kilometres to the point where I had started eight days ago, I passed the Fairlight. This was once a luxury paddle steamer operating out of Manly Harbour from 1878 to 1914 when it was converted to a floating coal bunker until it was retired here at Shark Spit in 1930.

This was the only sign of civilisation I saw on these very quiet beaches until reaching Tangalooma Point, from where I could see the resort, and The Wrecks.

Reaching The Wrecks marked the end of the hike around Moreton Island, a journey of nearly a hundred kilometres (including the side trips at the Cape and Mount Tempest). Sore from completing the circumnavigation, I relaxed here for the afternoon and evening amidst the New Years Eve celebrations at the camping ground.

 
 
 

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