Field Island Travel Guide

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Field Island Things to Do

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    Birds of a feather ......

    by 1+1 Written Apr 8, 2005

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    It's an area rich in marine life and this makes fishing ideal. Great when the weather is perfect, which is most of the year.

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Field Island Nightlife

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    Just finished nesting

    by 1+1 Written Apr 8, 2005

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    Flat-backed Turtles come up during the night at high tide to dig holes in the sand and lay their eggs. It's best to watch when there's a big moon providing some light. If you shine a torch on the turtles they'll return to the sea and drop their eggs in the water. By moonlight you can watch them without alarming them. But always keep a watch out for crocodiles which might be watching you at the same time. Keep back up the beach away from the water's edge.

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Field Island Warnings and Dangers

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    by 1+1 Written Apr 8, 2005

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    One warning which can never be left out is the one about crocodiles. When you're in their habitat you always have to be aware and alert to a possible attack. Just the other day a man was attacked by a 4 metre long croc not all that far from Field Island - in the East Alligator River. He was injured only, but the croc was hunted down and killed. It's a reminder that when you're in the croc's territory you're on his menu as well.

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    by 1+1 Written Apr 8, 2005

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    Can't stress it enough, bring plenty of fresh water. There's none on the island and if you get stranded for any reason you could be in dire straits. There's no mobile phone connection with the outside world, you're well and truely out of range.

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    Low tide

    by 1+1 Updated Apr 8, 2005

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    There's a big tidal movement around the island, up to 7 metres in height. If you don't watch it you could end up being stranded out of water for many hours. And worse still, have no water around your boat to keep fishing to fill in time.

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Field Island What to Pack

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    by 1+1 Written Apr 8, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Anything

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good footwear to protect feet if walking on reef

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: First aid kit

    Photo Equipment: You'll only have what you bring with you, so don't forget anything.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Mozzie dome (sometimes called tropidome).

    Miscellaneous: Most important - don't forget WATER.

    There's none on the island

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Field Island Off The Beaten Path

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    Red Apple flower

    by 1+1 Written Apr 8, 2005

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    There's no pathways or trails on the island. The vegetation can be dense and scrubby. You also get swathes of tall grasses. And because it's so flat, navigation is very difficult on the island. If you go wandering be sure you're well prepared and have the means and know-how to get back. There's no fresh water on the island if you get lost.

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