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Fraser Island

& Rainbow Beach

Now I am in Rainbow Beach at a Dingo hostel, hehe.. Just came back from Fraser island. Wow, that was fun!!

I wish I could show you all pictures now, but I have them only on my camera... And by the way, I'm fine, but there's no reception here, so my phone is pretty much dead.. I didn't realize until it was too late to tell anyone about it. Today we're heading for Airlie beach to go on a sailing trip on the Withsundays, so I might not have reception there either. So don't worry if you can't get a hold of me, I'm alright. I travel with nice people. Em is still with me, and we've met up with two Norwegian guys, three Danish guys, four Irish and two English. All very nice. We all went to Fraser toghether and had a blast!

We left the hostel in four Jeeps carrying about 11 people each on Friday morning.

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This is what we drove

First we went along the beach ( which is the closest thing you come to a road) and then in to the middle of the island to swim in Lake MacKenzie. Unbelievably beautiful!
Then we continued north and camped on the beach. No toilets or any fancy things, and we were on the worlds largest sand island, I guess I don't have to tell you that it was a lot of sand everywhere... Absolutely everywhere.. I have eaten and drunk sand for three days..

Saturday we went to Lake Wabby, which is a half hour walk on a sandblow. The water is green and not one bit transparant. You can't see anything! Well, we saw some huge fishes swimming close to the surface along the shore line... So I didn't stay in the water for a long time... I probably wouldn't have gone in at all if it wasn't for the fact that Em pushed me in..

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Me on my way back from the lake

Then we drove up to Indian Head, a little hill where you can see sharks swimming around below you, if you're lucky.. Hehe..
We weren't..
So we went back a bit to the Maheno ship wreck and set up camp there. Still no fancy pancy camp site, just us and the sand.. But by now we were pretty much used to it, so.. And we brought enough goon (cheapest white wine that you can get, only 9 dollars/45 kroner for 4 litres) to keep us drunk the whole three days, so it wasn't really a problem anyways, hehe.
I have become a true camper. Can't remember if I changed clothes at all during those three days, but at least we swam in the lakes, so we weren't that dirty.. ;)

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Maheno chip wreck

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Dingo

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The beach... Does anyone envy me just a little...? Hehe..

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Look in front of you for meeting cars, people, animals and creeks. Look behind you for overtaking cars.
Look above you for landing aircrafts! This beach is also a landing strip...

The final day was just spent chilling out on the beach near Eli creek. Very good trip, recommendable!

So now I', sitting here in Rainbow beach waiting for my bus to take me to Airlie beach. The boat to the Whitsundays leave Wednesday morning. I think I'm back on Friday, but I don't really remember. After that it's job hunting time..

Posted by corro 20:10 Archived in Australia

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