Beautiful Hinchinbrook Island
Be prepared for thousands of Marsh Flies, or March Flies, everywhere, especially in the hotter months.
Zoe Bay was particularly bad because of the vegetation and lack of breeze.
They bite like hell and the only way to rid yourself of them is to kill each one as it lands on you.
We would stop walking every so often, kill what flies we could, then continue on, slapping continuously.
another dreadful pest is the white tailed bush rats that are a nocturnal nuisance all over the island.
Their appetites are voracious and they will chew their way almost through anything to get at food.
we always strung a rope between trees and hung all our food in bags from the rope.