WHEN you see Baffle Creek, you may question the validity of the massive waterway being called a creek - but what is undeniable is its natural beauty.
The solitude of the area, just south of Agnes Water, was broken on Sunday for the annual RE/MAX Baffle Creek Raft Race.
Beautiful landscape. Check.
Friendly people. Check.
Delicious home-made beef burger for lunch. Check.
What more could you ask for?
Congratulations go to the Baffle Creek Boat Club, volunteers and sponsors for joining forces and making possible a happy event that brought the community together.
Having not visited the Baffle Creek area since my youth, seeing the spectacular scenery and vastly different vegetation to the northern part of the region again has made me think it's time to rediscover the Discovery Coast.
It's sadd to see the sheds that have replaced buildings in the region due to the devastating floods.
But there is a definite sense of optimism in the air.
Locals are looking to the future and as people from other parts of the region visit the area, it will help boost revenue for businesses.
I would encourage others to give Baffle Creek a chance and help this part of the community get back on its feet.
There are excellent opportunities for coastal recreation such as swimming, fishing, kayaking and boating, as well as a number of four-wheel drive adventures and fun for the whole family.
Check your calendar for a free weekend and lock in a trip to Baffle Creek.