Happy Easter folks. I tucked into a delicious meal (steak - we decided to splash out since it was a holy day!) on the beach at Elliot Heads (just outside bundaberg) watching the kite surfers. V. exotic!
Spent a couple of dasy there doing nothing all that strenuous before we moved on to hervey bay - the gateway to fraser island. Managed to hire a 4x4 for the following two days. Went to pick it up ruddy early in the morning (we had on be on the barge at 8 and had to have an hours briefing beforehand) only to discover it was the most enormous car in the world - a toyota landcruiser with a raised suspension. "twas vast.
Jo ball was behind the wheel for our first spot of off roading. There are no roads on the island at all - the whole thing is exceptionally bumpy and sandy tracks. Did a couple of walks in the rainforest and then went to lake Birrabeen - an epic two tone lake with v.v.v white sand. V. nice, especially as we were the only ones there. Then headed of to the beach (which acts as the main road) as the tides were right. Drove all the way up to the Maheno shipwreck - to get to it we had to drive over extremely bumpy and steep slippery rocks -all rather nerve racking butwith face behind the wheel we made it through! Quick stop at Eli creek (icy cold freshwater) where steve and i threw ourselves in and got carried back to the beach by the current at high speed -v groovy!Sought out a lovely campsite just behind the dunes on the beach and settled down for the night!
Second day on the island we got up for sunrise and walked to lake wabby (all before 7.30!). Then headed back inland and walked to Basin lake which was amazing and once again completely deserted. Then on to Lake Mckenzie where we spent the afternoon before getting the barge back (saw two sharks from the safety of the ferry).
The following morning we headed south once again to Noosa - a v chic seaside town. Spent yesterday afternoon and this morning on the beach there. We headed to a town called eumundi (a little inland from Noosa) hoping to find a campsite as they have world famous market there and it starts at 6.30 tomorrow morn but alas no luck, so at present we are in a neighbouring town called cooroy. Unfortunately there is no campsite here either but we have managed to beg the motel owner to let us pitch our huge tent in the most pathetic patch of grass - oh well....we got it for the bargin price of 2 pounds!
Will report again when i next find an internet cafe....could potentially be sydney.
Oh and here is the link to jo ball's photos (probs more of the same but those of you who are trying to pass hours of dull revision and the like....not naming names....kitty von bertele.....!):
lots of love xxxxxxxxx