Hey Hey people, I have returned from Fraiser Island! alive and unscathed by dingoes.
Fraiser island was amazing! The photo i selected is literally identical to the ones i am putting on, so it really was that good.
Basically the sea at fraiser island is tooo dangerous to swim in due to the strong currernts and apparently numerous sharks, so the best placers to be were the lakes, abnd the above photo is of lake mckenzie, which was paradise.
Me and the girkls shared a 4X4 land cruiser with some other guys and we met a nice guy from loughborough uni called ben who was our driver for the weekend (as the others and I were not old enough!).
We camped out at night with some rather arabic looking tents with a center pole, which made me feel like a prince,.....until i slept in them;they were so uncomfortable. But once you got past the fact that you wrent going to sleep, the whole weekend was amazing. So on the first day we went to lake mckenzie, and then on the second day we went to the very north of the island to a deserted beach which was fantastic, and spent most of the day there. But not before a hairy race against the tide to get up the beach in time! We were only allowed to drive on the beach at certain times and we wanted to get to this place otherwise wed be stuck in a dull dune getting bitten by huge sandflies, so we floored it, and despite being lesss than a metre away from the sea, made it. Nightime entertainment consisted of grinking games around a halogen light wiored to the car battery...no campfires were allowed as bush fires would be far too easy to start.
But he best was on the final day, when we went to lake wabby, which was amazing. It was a huge cascading dune that looked like desert, which met this huge emerald green lake at the bottom.The swimming was lovely, and there were huge black fish which were as subdued as we were. And the offroad driving meant that the adrenaline was contantly pumping (but not because we were unsafe parents!).
And due to this trip I am finally gettina tan!!! although I may still be a bit rted.....but its worth it.
The life here is good....but so far I have only met two people my age. Everybody here is in there late twentys, so there either doing post uni travelling or just holidaying. But that doesnt stop me from having a few laughs!
I plan to go to Airley Beach tomorrow in preperation for my whitsundays trip, so after i get back from that I will hopefully be able to upload some cool sailing photos!
I hope the puppy has finally learned to go to the loo outside? no? well there's still a good while till I come back!
I am so gutted because I am going to miss the Six Nations Rugby against wales on Saturday due to my trip to the islands, but hey make sure you all watch it, its on bbc.
I havent bought a guitar yet, but i have a feeling i may wait until NZ to purchase, firstly because i believe it is cheaper, but also becaue the ones ive seen here arwe crap....
The guty ben i wasa telling you about on my island trip has given a good load of "thing to do" in thailand so I am even more excitied about that too now.
I hope that everyone is well and enjoying any kind of sunlight in England.
And I hope that school is going well for lucy and vicky.
Love you family, speak to you very soon!
Love George xx