We got to rainbow beach which was the gateway to Fraser all well and happy. We had a trip to go sea kayaking with the dolphins booked for the 1st day. Have to say it was slightly more chilly down south but grin and bear it we did! There was a 95% chance of seeing the worlds most intelligent mammal (with the exception of yourselves im sure) yet the little w***s werent clever enough to realised we'd made a big efffort to paddle out and see them risking our lives in choppy waters just for a wee glimpse...So no, we were in that 5% bracket and the trip was a little depressing to say the least. Amy had to go in a kayak with the guide who refused to let her paddle at all (apparently her oar was blocking his view of the dolphins-what bloody dolphins!)Anyway we did make it back to dry land freezing and a shade of blue.
The next day we had our fraser briefing, we were in a jeep (its the only way of getting round the island) with 9 other people, 2 swedes, a dutch, a swiss, a danish and 4 germans. Europe-r-us. We did the shopping for the next few daysÂ and then headed off the next morn. Was a bit of a tight squeeze but we were crafty and bagged the 2 front passenger seats . We arrived at Fraser to blue skies and sunshine and headed to Lake McKenzie. Possibly the most beautiful place ive been. Fraser is made up of sane dunes and has numerous fresh water lakes, mckenzie being one, it is crystal clear and fresh, and amazingly picturesque. Many a photo opportunity was had!
We got on really well with most of the group, but especially with one of the German guys, Stefan and The Swedish couple, less can be said of the snipy German girls who were disliked by most the group. The language barrier did become a difficulty at times, but mostÂ spoke really good english andÂ Stefan had army training so did the driving across the dunes and was pretty much our saviour of the trip. We camped out in a site for the first night and slept very little due to being so boney on the hard ground, and slept on the beach for the 2nd night. Had to be careful of the wild dingoes which occasionally like to feast on humans, and were woken by the kookaburra call but it was all grand. All at one with nature again!
We visited more lakes and dunes and saw sharks and mantarays in the sea from a view point which was also pretty cool. The weather was perfect the whole time which was lucky as it has rained continuously the day before we arrived. If you come to Oz, this is a must do tour. Although if possible, chose your company!
Lots of pics to follow even though im sure they wont do the place justice. Great place to go, not many wild stories as we actually ended up in bed pretty early each night due to early rises but really is a sight to behold. (oh and in the pics to follow, the strange ones with the arms across the chest are 'dingo poses'. Supposedly what you should do if you see one. Highly amusing to us at the time...guess you prob would have had to be there....)