This is more like it. We are camped at the Sarawak camp ground on Inskip Point. Went into the National Parks office at Rainbow Beach to get our camping permits. At $5 per person per night I didn’t mind paying this fee. The ranger gave us a run down on the various camping areas and told us that we would easily get a camp at any of the camp grounds as it was not very busy. We liked the sound of the M.V. Sarawak (camp grounds are named after ships lost in this area) so made for it.
Our camp is partly shaded by trees but is right on the beach front. Some camps are completely shaded by trees, we prefer a bit of shade but enough sun so that we can put the portable solar panel out. We look out from our camp across the Sandy Straits onto Fraser Island. We are only about two kilometres from where the barge goes across. Went for a long walk on the beach last evening. Lots of people fishing, didn’t see anything caught but talked to a few people who had been catching.
There are, I suppose hundreds of camps here but there is lots of room, apparently it gets busy each weekend. Will be pretty crowded over the Christmas period but that won’t worry us as we will be gone by then. Have paid for five days. No facilities here only long drop composting toilets but Rainbow Beach is only 15 minutes drive away and supplies can be obtained there.
Inskip Point – Thursday 11 November 2011