Moving On to the Dolphins!
Tin Can Bay Travel Blog› entry 5 of 6 › view all entries
So after working at the GR8 packing shed for about three weeks, and Dan being lucky enough to get a job there for the last week of it, it was time to pack up and move on. Good-bye to all the mates we'd made in Gayndah (although admittedly we were pretty much the only ones left) and off too see something new. As we had time and it was kind of on the way I suggested to Dan that we go to Tin Can Bay and do the wild dolphin feeding. Get to see the beach, feed some dolphins, relax. We couldn't miss. Or so i thought. See I've never actually been to Tin Can Bay so didn't realise that not only is it very expensive, they are very anti-backpacker.
So next morning we headed back into town at what we thought was actually a reasonably early time, the feeding only started at 8 and we were heading in at like 8:20. By the time we got to the boat ramp where you feed them though it was so full we had to park on the far side of the carpark. and they were finishing the feeding in about 10 mins. See with this feeding they had recently put all these new rules, you weren't allowed to touch the dolphin, you weren't allowed to enter the water without the permission of one of the volunteers who runs the feeding, and you could only feed the dolphins one fish, and not each it was 1 person/1 fish.
Anywho see the thing about being in Tin Can Bay too was I thought maybe we could go to Rainbow beach as well. Spend a night there before we moved on. But unfortunately we seem to have gotten there at a really bad time. As there was a really strong very cold wind blowing, and was starting to rain. So we decided instead of toughing through a cold rainy night at the beach, what was holding us back from just heading north to where it would be warm and sunny and beachy all the time. SO we left! Our next stop Mackay! Well sort of.....