You know those special times in life when you’re looking at something so gob-smacking majestic that it’s hard to process the image as real. This is Dunk Island, perfect any day of the week, but Sunday (because I need to work) is my day to indulge in this divine experience.
Even after living here for 11 years, and seeing this voluptuous vista many times, my jaw still drops and my eyes still wonder as my mind tries to absorb so much beauty. A quick, leisurely (about 10 to 15 minutes) and very tropical trip (friendly, laid back and stress free) over on the Water Taxi and wa – lah, you’ve arrived.
So many choices to make:
I chose relax, relax, relax, eat, drink, dance, trail walk and listen to a local muso. My husband chose, relax, relax, relax, eat, drink, and listen to a local muso and fish. He caught a decent size flathead too.
We lunched on gigantic fresh prawns (only a few hours off the trawler) and a corona each, all served in a big clam shell. Naturally, I took a photo and immediately posted it on Facebook. This is so much more fun than the old days when all we could do was telephone someone to brag, now we can image our mates, love it!
When you’re on a day trip, there’s one down side to Dunk, you have to leave. So next time, I’m going to bring my fishing rod and uke and camp for at least a week. Perhaps then, after days and days of spectacular, my mind will finally be able to process this gorgeous island beauty as real.
Angi Matveyeff – CEO Mission Beach Tourism