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Old 27-09-2012, 17:01   #1
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Runaway Bay

Are there any Cruisers familiar with Bum's Bay near Seaworld, that can tell me the easiest way to restock when there? Looking at Google maps it appears the Runaway Bay shopping centre is on a canal, but it might be a 10 foot concrete wall with no access. Any info greatly appreciated.
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Old 27-09-2012, 17:11   #2
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Re: Runaway Bay

If you cross the Broadwater from Bum's bay to the west, you will have a 10 min walk from the beach to Australia Fair. All major supermarkets etc in there.

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Are there any Cruisers familiar with Bum's Bay near Seaworld, that can tell me the easiest way to restock when there? Looking at Google maps it appears the Runaway Bay shopping centre is on a canal, but it might be a 10 foot concrete wall with no access. Any info greatly appreciated.
G'Day Teeto,

You are in luck, mate! If you get into your dinghy and enter the Runaway Bay canal complex (just across from the N end of Crab Island) and proceed about a cable straight ahead, under the first road bridge, you will find a floating pontoon with about 6 "pens" suitable for dinghies or small motor boats. Directly ashore you will find the entrance to the shopping mall. You can bring your grocery cart (oops, trolley) right down to your dinghy.

Easiest provisioning ever encountered... except that the place is often mobbed with sunburned tourists.

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Thanks heaps Jim, sounds fantastic! Will definitely plan on shopping there in about 3 weeks time.
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