So Rainbow beach and Frazer Island...Ironically I got chatting to a guy over lunch called Mike and another dude in the kitchen called Neil and they ended up both in my Frazer Island group. We had a great group D- Tean Dingo!! 2 couples Neil and Chloe from Cambridge, Jo and Rob from Southport, Mike from London, MaryLou from France and Tina from Germany. We had to watch a documentary about the island and fill in some information. We opted for some goon (4 of the girls) and the rest went for beers. Man do I regret that goon..Later on we went for a walk for the sunset to the Carlo Sandblow which was totally amazing. It was so beautiful it was sundunes, on one side was mountains and the sea and on the other it was a forest area. We took some silly and lovely pictures of this. Later on I had my packet rice for dinner and then hit the sack for the early start the next day. 5.30 the next morning i was up and in my last shower for 3 days. We had pancakes for breakfast with peanut butter, jam and lemon and sugar :) We then had to go and pack up the 4x4 trucks with all the camping gear, food and our bags. We got a lecture about how to drive the cars and the no dos on the island. I got in the front for the first part of the drive, it was a good move as it was brilliant driving along the coast over the sand and into the forest to visit Lake McKenzie. You should goggle a picture of this as it is nothing short of spectacular. Its a massive lake with almost a line to indicate the shallow and deep waters and it is as clear as anything. It was truely beautiful we had some lunch there. We made some cheese sarnies and had fruit. We had food rations and a menu we could use to indicate what we would need and when. This was where we first got aquainted with march flies. They are these big flies who do not leave you alone!! And they bite and it bloody hurts!! These were a menance on our trip, thedvd did not warn us about these. After the gorgeous lake we headed to the Euong boardwalk through the rainforest and checked out the trees, we saw the camaflouge tree similar to army prints and many more. There were ones which were almost pure white and smooth. There was also an area which used to be only for women and they would give birth there. Later that night we headed to Central Station and set up our camp for the night. We had 3 tents for the 8 of us. I had spotted earlier on in the day that Jo was wearing an engagement ring and she told 3 of us that they got engaged the night before on Rainbow beach- How lovely!! We made our steak, salad and potato salad dinner and toasted it with goon and beers. I won't lie and the group would spill but I was pretty pissed by the time we were eating dinner. Goon is LETHAL!! We then proceeded to get even more pissed doing card drinking games and dancing along to the music from the truck. Me and Jo seemed to get the worst and I made a toast for their engagement which surprised the others who did not know. It was a very funny night and we went in pairs or groups for the toilets as dingoes were lurking. We eventually passed out and I fell into Chloe and Neils tent. I went for a loo break at some hour and when I came back there was a dingo in the middle of our tents. I locked myself in the truck and screamed dingo. The guys had a look and he hung around for ages. Thats as much as I remember really, the guys told me about stuff the next day which I will share in a bit.The next morning I woke about 5.30 after a deep sleep. I was SO HUNGOVER!! I have not been that hungover in a long long time. I felt terrible. I suffered terribly that day and every movement was a real effort and can you imagine I was bouncing around in a 4x4 the whole day. I could not hold down anything and was being sick :( We first headed to Eli creek and I thought a cool swim downstream would help me... NO it did not. We then headed to the Champagne pools which were swimming areas surrounded by rocks and it was pretty wild down there with the waves etc. I eventually made it down but it was a real effort, cold sweats and all. The next stop was Indian Head and I could not make the trip up as it was a big walk. I would of rolled back down or fallen off but Neil took some pictures for me. This back in the day was a male only zone and punishments were dished out up here. We then headed for lunch at another stop.I barely managed a wrap, it was the slowest i ate my food in a long time and then both Jo and I shared some chips which helped immensily. Jo was really hungover but she hid it really well. We were officially the pissheads that first night. The guys told me they found me fallen over in the tent with only my legs hanging out and I swore someone pushed me but no one was about. Only later did Rob admit he kicked me in so at least I did not look like I was going mad!!Also apparently I walked into a car door and went for a tea towel from the truck and failed to bring it back. Apparently I said I had given it to someone but no one owned up.. oh the hilarity..Anyway after the chips I felt 100% better, so weird how it switches and I could face getting in the car and doing stuff again.. it was 2ish and we had been on the road since 8.30 but it felt longer..We then visited the pinncles and took some pictures and also the ship wreck of Frazer. The ship was used to transport people in the war and then as a luxuary cruise liner. It got ship wrecked I think in the 60's when it was sold on as scrap metal to the Japanese and there were 10 people on board when this happened. They stayed on board for a while. It was used for target practice after that by the Chinese and it still stands there today rusty and all. Its pretty iconic and it has lasted a long time. After this we heaed back to camp and made an asian style dinner which was really good. I tried to drink but after that day I could not bare it. After seeing some shooting stars I headed to bed.
The next day we awoke early and made some scrambled eggs and bread and packed up the truck. It was sadly time to go home. We did do a last stop at Lake Wabby. We were not warned it was a 2.3km walk and we went barefoot so that bloody hurt from all the twigs and hot sands. It was another gorgeous lake and had a green tinge to it. The water is meant to carry teatree from all the trees around it and there are catfish in it which swim really close to you. It had more sandunes as well and was really pretty. Although I had a rubbish hangover the trip was brilliant. it was a great group and we had such a laugh together. All from Jo almost taking the car off by hurrdling really fast up and over a bump where literally everything lifted out of the car to Frenchies stop and start driving. No it wasn't that bad :) We had some good banter on thr trip and I made some more great friends. I then got my turn at driving which was awesome. I did the drive on the beach back to the boat to take us to mainland. I did manage to drive into a wave a bit to fast and the car got drowned so I could not see a thing for a few seconds and I felt the car shift from under me. It was hilarious but very funny. Man we gave that car a good old run around. Its weird driving on sand as when its soft the car does what it wants basically so you try and keep it as steady as possible. When we got back to land and we had to clean out the car to make sure it passed inspection. Thankfully it did as we were all nervous about the dodgy handbrake that seemed to come out of no where.. Later that night after chilling and doing washing Mike and I headed for the sunset to Rainbow beach. It has that name as the cliffs are a mix of colours and it was really cool..Later we headed out for a team dinner to have some fish and chips which was really good and a great way to end the trip in Rainbow beach.