Photographs and Adventures

Hull Heads

No, I had never heard of it either. Hull Heads is just down the road from Tully Heads, which is near Tully. Tully has the dubious distinction of being arguably the wettest place in Australia. Luckily for us, the rain stayed away while we were there. Hull Heads and indeed the whole coast along that region, is still recovering from Cyclone Yasi which devastated the area in early February 2011. Many of the houses have been rebuilt, but there are still blocks of land that are now vacant and waiting for a new dwelling to be constructed. As you walk along the stretch of sandy beach, there is evidence everywhere of the destruction caused by that monstrous storm; huge trees are snapped off like toothpicks, and the sand is still littered with broken trees and debris from that time.

Hull Heads

Beach at Hull Heads

But if you look the other way, the gorgeous islands can still be seen out over the sea, there are still stretches of golden sand and we didn’t come across any crocodiles, although there were plenty of signs warning us not to go into the water, or stand at the water’s edge.

Hull Heads beach

Hull Heads beach, looking back towards the river, where the crocs live.

And once you get used to the idea, and realise there probably aren’t any crocodiles waiting to eat you as soon as you set foot on the beach, you can walk for miles and enjoy the sunset.

Palm trees at Hull Heads

Hull Heads sunset.

 

 

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One response

  1. Just came across this lovely site. Thank you so much for making it. Q. Is there a way I can search for places? I would like to see what you have on Victoria but have not found an easy way to locate. Thank you

    December 14, 2014 at 6:56 pm

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