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.

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.

Skydivers landing on beach







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

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