What do you do at an anchorage called “Pancake Creek“? Have pancakes of course, especially since it’s Didier’s 60th birthday!
We arrived at Pancake Creek back on the Capricornia Coast last Monday night after a rollicking sail from Lady Musgrave. We had to leave the reef to shelter from strong SE winds.
Pancake Creek is a small river just around from Bustard Head and South of Gladstone. We stayed there for three nights, initially with only two or three other yachts, but then we were invaded by a flotilla of cruisers of various sizes. We counted 19 boats in the anchorage. Despite the crowds in the water, we enjoyed this place immensely, walking each day and discovering diverse, interesting and even breathtaking scenery.
From the sand flats with armies of soldier crabs, to mangroves with amazing aerial roots, to pink granite boulders with green lava flow channels, to the lighthouse and its sweeping ocean vistas, and the panoramic views over meandering Jenny Lind Creek, it was a feast for the eyes.
Here is a gallery of some of the images we took over our two days of wandering ashore. We left Pancake Creek for the reef on Thursday morning, 30/7/15, and will be out of internet coverage for a few days while bound for Masthead Island.