Towards the end of May we decided to take the opportunity of eased COVID-19 restrictions and incorporated a scenic drive into a shopping trip for fresh fruit and vegetables. We drove along Bradman Drive which skirts the southern bank of the Maroochy River, and parked just past the Sunshine Motorway bridge. The river looked amazing as it sparkled in the sunlight. The sparkling water is a common sight down here during autumn and winter months probably due to the angle of the sun rays on the water. We went for a short stroll along the river bank, and as the tide was out, we were able to hop down onto the sand and explore.
There is a walkway/cycle path which skirts the river and there are plenty of benches conveniently placed just off the path so that people can sit and admire the view.
The blue soldier crabs (Mictyris longicarpus) had been busy feeding on sand and they leave small round balls of sand around the entrances to their holes. They are fairly common along most Queensland beaches.
Refreshed and feeling relaxed after our short stop we continued towards Maroochydore.