Aug 2022, Mulambin, Qld
The ocean is perfectly flat and powder blue. It’s haircut day and a pleasant drive the few kilometres to Emu Park. My hairdresser is a bit of a character, born and bred in Yeppoon.
Afterward, I park the car by the wetlands and photograph the paperbark swamp. There are reflections in the water, gums, and paperbarks, bamboo, palms, and a little coot duck dives while a heron stalks.
The caravan park waterslide was removed today. New regulations mean that a full-time lifeguard would have had to be in attendance on a slide so high.