• LOCATION 11 | Escape to Coochiemudlo Island

    Continue along Victoria Parade West

    Keep going straight.

    Have you noticed all the red soil around the island? It is very fertile but it can get into everything.

    Look to your left. Can you see the mangroves? They wrap around the entire western side of the island. There's a funny story about something that happened down there.

    Early in 2015 two British tourists were walking at low tide though Muddy Bay. They thought they'd cut right across what looked like flat mud. But what people don't realise is that you can sink in this mud, six or eight inches, and underneath is sharp rock. So they very quickly got into trouble. Fortunately they were spotted by boatmen, who rang the kiosk staff, who then put something up on Facebook. Myself and another fellow were the first on the scene. Several other people joined us and they put a core-flute plastic sheet under the lady. At this point she couldn't stand, and so using this sheet they skidded her back to civilisation. It was a very serious situation, especially because they were getting very sunburnt.

    Carry on going straight and I'll let you know when it's time to turn.

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