Good Grief! If Frank and I had known what a pain in the neck it would be to get back to Destiny from Mooloolaba we might have "rethunk" our strategy! The train ride was OK, but then we disembarked at Robina (a Gold Coast suburb), and not knowing the local transit system well ended up taking a series of buses and getting caught in peak hour traffic and road construction jams. The trip was long; from 8 AM to 7 PM. We were so tired when we arrived back on board.
The rain persisted for a few days, yet we went for long walks and enjoyed our surroundings as much as possible while awaiting the right weather window to resume our march toward Brisbane.
Finally a weather window opened and we shot down the coast, spending one very rocky and rolly night at Peel Island. Thank goodness we had a good journey the following day, putting us into Manly's Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS) Marina at around 6 PM.