Mission Beach

Mission Beach is an interesting combination of the almost-suburban and the environmentally conscious.   I went for a pleasant walk along part of the Ulysses Trail, a walking track in the bush along the foreshore.  There were a number of signs referring to the environmental significance of the area.   Additionally, the region is known for the local cassowaries, and there a number of national parks around.  Yet there’s also a significant amount of cleared land and “suburbia”, and even a rather ugly shopping complex just along at Wongaling Beach.

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Walking track

All part of the complexities of the modern-day world, I suppose.

Perhaps related to the type of people attracted here, there are a lot of activities on offer, including rafting (inland) and sky-diving.   A group of the latter all landed neatly (with their “passengers’) on the beach notwithstanding the windy conditions.

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Skydivers landing on beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mangroves (environmentally very respectable!)
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Almost “suburban” in places
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Mission Beach “village”
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