Yes, it is true, I am behind with my blogging and this is really hard for me, since after just a day or two, all my memories get mixed up. Times, places, people etc. Anyway, this is what I remember:
Today we are going to Fraser Island so we had a really early morning since we need to be down in the reception to meet our pick-up at 05.45. OMG! Too early for me. ☹ Clint from DropBearAdventures were on time and we jumped into his Toyota Landcruiser and went to the office. There we met up with around 22 more people from all parts of the world, such as Singapore, France, US, GB, Sweden (we were 7 Swedes), The Netherlands, India and possibly some more countries that I have forgotten.
We had to register and then the adventure started. We had 4 cars, Clint drove one and Jörgen had specifically ordered a car of his own, for an extra cost of 150 dollars per day, just to be able to drive ALL the time. In the other 2 cars they all shifted since a LOT of people wanted to drive.
We drove along the beach and our first stop was at Rainbow beach to pick up some more people, I think we were in total 32 persons, and then we headed off for adventure number one. Did some more beach driving and then took the ferry to Fraser Island. Took about 15 minutes to cross the ocean. Apparently there are a LOT of sharks and other unpleasant animals in the ocean there so no swimming at all in the salty waters, which is sad for me since it helps me get rid of my psoriasis. But I’d rather be alive with some small white and red spots on me than be eaten by a shark! :-O
On Fraser we continued the beach driving. Jörgen thought the driving was really fun. Sometimes the sand is wet and hard like a road and sometimes it is dry, thick and close to impossible to drive in. So, it was challenging, just as expected! ☺
Our first stop was at the camp where we had lunch. We got cheese and ham salad which was nice.
Wonderful Lake Wabby
We all parked our cars and then went walking. Clint told us it would be a 35-minute walk and it was. Up, up, up. And sand, sand, sand. It is really hard and “heavy” to walk in sand all the time, so it was a bit of a struggle. And also, it was really hot when out on the open sand. After walking for half an hour we came to a desert like area, just sand all over the place. Clint told us some stories and we all thought we would melt away. Then we continued to walk for 5 more minutes and finally we could see the green sea, Lake Wabby. It was beautiful and such a good feeling to jump into that clear, clean, green water. What a relief!! And there were a lot of small fished that would peel your dead skin away if you sat still. This you normally have to pay 50-100 dollars for and now it was all for free. ☺ Perfect, except for Brad. He started protesting when one fish tried to bite his nipple, hahahahahaha. So fun! We stayed there for about 45 minutes, swimming and listening to some more Clint stories.
Building up the camp
When we came back to the camp we had to raise all the tents since they had just moved the camp. They are only allowed to stay at one place for approximately one month, and then they have to move it a bit. Not much but it does not help that the distance is short. All has to be tared down, moved and built up again. So we all raised our own tents. They were tents for 2 persons but there was enough space for 3 as well so we slept 3 in our tent. So cosy! ☺