Liam Oliver

The new action on deck

Kids can have fun at sea, too, especially when adrift from their parents, writes Liam Oliver.

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Shifting sands ... Moreton Island's coastline.

A line in the sand

There are wild times in the dunes at Moreton Island but Melanie Ball refuses to step over the mark.

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Moreton Island - Fast Facts

Moreton Island (including Russell Island, Macleay Island, Lamb Island and Karragarra Island)
Popular day tripper destination to the east of central Brisbane.
To the east of Brisbane lies Moreton Bay which Captain James Cook, when sailing up the coast in 1770, named after James Douglas, the Earl of Morton. After receiving the honour of having a bay named after him the Earl of Morton had to live with the cruel irony that 'Morton' ended up as 'Moreton'. A spelling error in the Hawkesworth edition of Cook's Journal, the error was never changed, and this Moreton become the accepted spelling of the bay. The spelling error was compounded in 1799 when Matthew Flinders decided to name the island to the east of the bay, Moreton Island.

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Moreton Island - Sleep

Moreton Island (including Russell Island, Macleay Island, Lamb Island and Karragarra Island)
Popular day tripper destination to the east of central Brisbane.
To the east of Brisbane lies Moreton Bay which Captain James Cook, when sailing up the coast in 1770, named after James Douglas, the Earl of Morton. After receiving the honour of having a bay named after him the Earl of Morton had to live with the cruel irony that 'Morton' ended up as 'Moreton'. A spelling error in the Hawkesworth edition of Cook's Journal, the error was never changed, and this Moreton become the accepted spelling of the bay. The spelling error was compounded in 1799 when Matthew Flinders decided to name the island to the east of the bay, Moreton Island.

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