Hinchinbrook Island – Thorsborne Trail – Day 5

Leg: Nina Bay to Ferry
Distance: aprox 3km
Time : 1-2 hrs at a slow pace

The final day on this delightful trek dawned to our usual fare of bright sunny skies and a nice warm temperature. The walking was relatively easy other than a couple of rocky outcrops and sections close to the beach. We scrambled over these OK as the thought of “real” (read take away here) food was starting to stimulate the salivery glands . Below is the final leg of the journey heading up Ramsay Bay to the ferry pick up point. All details for ferries etc are on this page of the Blog.
The ferry arrived as we had arranged and following a boring wait while some day trippers had a look around, we were taken aboard and whisked back to Hinchinbrook Resort. Great disappointment followed when we were informed the Island was “closed” due to the filming of a Jodie Foster children’s movie called Nim’s Island. The plan had been to have a leisurely lunch at the resort to round off the trip and then head back to the mainland and Cairns. So, after a quick stop to pick up some of the film crew, we were straight back to Cardwell and real coffee and chips!

The picture below shows us in the pick up tinny, heading through the mangroves back to the large cat that transported us to the Resort and mainland.

The “Crew” top from left – Ken, Frank, Clare & Tom – front Vinnie & Sue

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