Saturday, July 18, 2009
Tricky beach driving
Given the privilege of driving a car along a beach that is part of a National Park, please drive with respect for the precious environment you are passing through. We also wish that people would drive SLOWLY, particularly in areas where there are people walking and children playing.
On a recent trip to Double Island Point lighthouse, we had to undertake some tricky driving. Near the Leisha Track, the sand cliffs have collapsed, sprawling trees onto the beach. This makes the beach almost impassable, except for a brief time at the lowest tide. The sand all around Rainbow Beach is constantly moving, exposing rocks one day and covering them the next. This is why so many cars get swamped taking risks. We made it out of this one!