! Missing you all loads, take care of yourselves....and each other!! Xxxxxx
Installment No. 2....
So anywaym back to the wicked adventures! Fraser island, massive sand island which means you can only drive it with a 4x4. As i said, we hit the sand about 8 am, and started heading of into the wild, and down to some lakes. first stop was lake mackenzie, which is a beautiful blue freshwater lake, surrounded by white sandy beaches. only problem is this one tends to get a bit busy, so we didn't stay long as the people we hired the 4x4 from recommended some quiter lakes! A little further south was lake Birrabean, exactly the same as mackenzie but much more peaceful. obviously had to go for a swim, and just generally admire the scenery-but not for too long as we had so much more to do! After we'd dried off we headed down to lake boomanjin which has water the colour of tea-really bizarre. (Once i've figured out how to do the photos i'll put some on here!) Then, before we knew it it was time to hit the beach. you can only drive on the beach at low tide, but it's about 75 miles long and the best road i've ever driven on! Along the beach there are some wicked cliffs of coloured sand which have been carved by the wind, and a bit further up is a ship wreck which was blown on to the beach during a cyclone in 1935. After we'd had a look around it, and paddled in the sea (You can't swim because of rip tides and killer sharks!) we headed off to our campsite
. only problem was i was having too much fun driving, and James hates navigating so we drove straight past it, and up to the end of the beach-about 25kms too far! So i had to wang the car around and head back-very carefully of course!! Eventually we found it, and didn't get cut off by the tide so i was happy. then after dinner we headed down to the beach to check out the stars, and try to spot some dingoes. saw plenty of stars, but no dingoes at all!! Next day we were up early, and headed back up the beach to a lookout point on top of a cliff. while we were up there we saw a pod of dolphins, loads of turtles, some rays and even a couple of sharks!! Then it was time for us to start heading back to the otherside of the island so that we didn't miss our ferry, but on the way we stopped at lake wabby, which is a big lake that is being completely engulfed by a massive sand dune!
As you've probably guessed we quite enjoyed Fraser island, and i would really like to apologise for the length of this entry-but it was wicked!! I'll fill some more in when the internet isn't as expensive!! Lots of love xxx
We arrived here a little grumpy and bleary eyed after a wonderful nights sleep on the greyhound but never mind! A couple of the guys we did the whitsundays with were staying in a hostel that wasn't in the lonely planet so we thought we'd check it out-turned out to be both a bargain, and really nice!! We were having trouble deciding which was the most cost effective way to do Fraser Island but in the end decided the most fun way was to hire our own 4x4 and go it alone-and it only cost us $40 more!! We managed to wangle ourselves a big ass toyota landcruiser for the same price as a suzuki Jimny, which if we're honest is an absolute result!! We set of mega early the next day, after having stocked up on our camp food for the next couple of days, and hit the sand at about 8am. For those who don't know Fraser Island is basically a massive sand island (120kms by 15kms) which is uninhabited apart from by dingoes. unfortunately my time has just run out so you'll have to wait and see whether we made it or not!