It left Marina Mirage at 9.00AM and docked into Hamilton in Brisbane at 3.30PM. Through out the cruise the Captain kept us informed about the islands that we passed and also any other useful information that came to his mind.
The Pacific Adventurer was docked at a wharf after losing 31 containers over board into Moreton Bay during a recent cyclone and getting holed above and below the water line. Diesel and oil were spilt into the Bay causing a multi-million dollar clean up, suspension of the trawlers fishing in case their nets became caught on a container and considerable damage to the tourism industry. Navy mine sweepers were called in to help locate the containers while the clean up continued.
When we reached Brisbane we boarded a coach that bought us back to the Gold Coast where we had left the car earlier that day. At one stage I thought that we would be the youngest people on the cruise, but thankfully that proved not to be the case. A great day was had by all and something that I would recommend to all people. It's the longest trip to Brisbane that I have ever done.