I went up to Lake Cootharaba to do some maintenance work around Aqua Marine. The magic winter weather enticed me to pull some of the boats out on the front lawn to do some work on them too. Unfortunately, there was not enough wind to go sailing though.
The 38th NACRA National Championships were held from 30 December 2016 to 6 January 2017 at the Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club. Aqua Marine was booked for the regatta, but I took a couple of photos of boats on Main Beach that arrived early.
One of the joys of Aqua Marine is sitting on the front deck and watching the myriad of boat craft launching from the boat ramp 50 metres down Urunga Parade.
A couple of times I had noticed a very large aluminium power boat being launched. On closer inspection, it turned out to be the Park Rangers’ boat. Presumably they were heading up to the northern end of the Noosa River to check camping permits and activities in the Great Sandy National Park, Cooloola Recreation Area and Noosa Everglades.
Lake Cootharaba provides some of the best flat water sailing conditions in the world. Many guests of Aqua Marine stay at Boreen Point to attend sailing regattas held by Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club.
At the time of the photo, our own sailing fleet consisted of a Minnow, Sabot, MG14 and 125 sailing dinghy. The 125 required work to get it back on the water and a few days after this photo was taken, I gave the 125 to a local resident who was going to repair the boat and get it sailing again.
Please note that these boats are not available for use of guests staying at Aqua Marine.
Now that the local café no longer sells a small range of general groceries, the nearest grocery stores to Boreen Point are the Woolworths at Tewantin or the IGA at Pomona, both about 15 minutes drive from Aqua Marine.
We now pre-order our groceries from Coles, timing them to arrive shortly after we arrive for a holiday at Aqua Marine. Simple!
If you want to place a Coles order while staying at Aqua Marine, the property provides free Wi-Fi to guests, but you will need to bring your own laptop/tablet.