Next morning I set off bushwalking across the island. Apparently there is no problem doing this on your own as there are no poisonous snakes or spiders here. I planned to walk from Nelly Bay to Arcadia and then on to Horseshoe Bay. I eventually found the right track and what a treat it was. Walking up through the trees listening to the calls and songs of unfamiliar birds.
The views were spectacular
The crackle of dried leaves startled me at first but it was just one of the numerous tiny lizards moving out of my way. I climbed to the top of the hill where there was a viewing point. On one side were the lush green hills, whilst down below was the blue Coral sea with the mainland in the distance. I could hear the waves crashing on the rocks below, the wind blowing through the trees; the cawing of the crows but no sound of human life - maybe I'll just stay here.
From the top I made my way down through a field of grass trees or tree grass but whatever they are called they were very unusual. Something I had never seen before.