18th July 2007
Up for 6am and out the room, was allocated a 4x4 safari truck thing and put in groups. There was 11 of us in total. Me, Jen, the Irish girls, an Irish couple, 3 Army guys and a yank. But we were all a similar age 20s or so, although i was the youngest, and i have been the youngest of everybody we've met since being away! Im the baby. hehe. All of us went to the supermarket beforehand and clubbed together to buy our food supplies for the 3 days. Arrived onto Fraser Island after a 45min ferry crossing. Fraser - the largest sand island in the world. After many briefings on the danger of the Dingo's living o the island, we were off on our own to explore. We came across the old shipwreck, it was massive and only half of it is visible, the rest is under the sand! We also saw some pinnacles, but they were nothing like what we saw on the Perth trip. Only a couple of sandy coloured points in the bushes that was it! Got on well with everyone in our group although the subject of the Army and Iraq got tedious by about dinner time of the first evening as that was all the guys talked about! We had a BBQ for the first nights evening meal which was a success!
19th July 2007
Today we walked up to the top of 'Indian Head' which is a huge hill looking over the east coast of Fraser Island and we could see dolphins, sharks and stingrays in the crystal clear waters, it was brilliant! We also visited Lake Wabby late afternoon, which we climbed over unbelievable sand dunes to get to - absolutely stunning views. The tents we stayed in were really easy to put up as there are no guyropes with them. i have managed to develop a nasty cold as well, dont think it helps as the temperature drops to about 1 degree at night so its freezing! And not managed to get much sleep neither. So feeling a tad homesick because im poorly, but il get by - i can hear mums voice in my head saying "you'll live, get on with it!" So i have done. We had pasta bolognese for tea - the lads cooked the bbq last night, so the girls did the pasta.
20th July 2007
Today we just packed up camp and around lunchtime headed to Lake McKenzie, which was beautiful, the water was a perfect turquoise with pure white sand. I have seen some gorgeous beaches since being away, ive never seen beaches as perfect. Everyone had a drive whilst on the island on soft sand and the hard terrain, apart from me as i wasnt old enough. You have to be 21 to drive. I really enjoyed my time on Fraser Island, it was a fantastic experience completely different to anything i have ever done before! Greyhound Bus journey tomorrow to Brisbane!