Percy Island Exclusive Adventure

The island was positioned in the bottom of the Whitsundays and as we lay the anchor, my 3 legged dog Polly just wanted to go and hunt down some ever wonderful sniffs.

We launched the dinghy and headed ashore to see the Percy Island, A frame… famous with boat people all up and down the coast. It was a place un-spoilt by graffiti, untouched by tourists and only accessible by one’s own boat.

A magical place, positioned in a hidden spot where there was still mud crabs in the mangroves and fish paddled in the puddles at low tide.

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One of the Mud Crabs from the mangroves… I named him Yum

The top of the hill gave way to a lookout with a lovely poem, written by the caretaker of the island. An old man from the church of the 7th day Adventist.

At the top of the hill, overlooking the light blue water, as the sun placed sparkly glitter across the top of the waves. It read:

What is this life if full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare,

No time to stand beneath the boughs and stare as long as roos or cows,

No time to stand in brought daylight and see the streams full of stars,

Like skies at night

No time to turn at beauties glance and see her feet how they can dance.

What is this life if full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare.

At the top of the white beach that stretched forever, was a shack full of treasures, Knick knacks and keepsakes, a present to the island from passers-by.

Right on top of the island was the homestead. A group of people staying with the old man, as his health was fading and he needed assistance to care for the island.

As part of the upkeep of the island there was a few native bee hives that begged to be emptied occasionally. Giving jars and jars of dark, sap looking honey.

Honey was the best I had ever tried.

At the cost of a donation to the homestead, that included a cup of tea and a position for your treasured reminder to the island that “we were here” in the A frame on the beach… it remains the most exclusive and beautiful café I have ever been too.

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