We are in Australia now and we are moving on to a place called Fraser Island. It is a huge island made of sand off the coast of Australia. It is the largest sand island in the world, its 75 miles long and you can only access it by ferryboat.
We got picked up by a tour company at the campsite we were staying at in a city called Noosa. On the trip we took this HUGE 4×4 truck and the driver/tour guide asked my dad and I to sit in the passenger seat (front seat) with him.
To get to the island we had to take a barge that carries 4 x 4 trucks/cars across to the island. It was very cool. After that we went to a special spot on the water where there was a stream going into the ocean for morning tea but to get there was like…ugh…terrible!! It was like really bad turbulence on an airplane for fifteen minutes straight! It was not fun. We then rode on the beach for a couple of miles and then we went further in the island there were a lot of eucalyptus trees every where.
Then we went to a large freshwater lake for a swim and lunch after that. The sand in the lake is supposed to make sliver and gold shiny when you rub some of it on your silver and gold jewelry, I guess it has silicon in the sand. While we were swimming we saw a Dingo (wild dog) and it was kind of cool looking. They say that Fraser Island has the most pure breed of Dingo’s in all of Australia because people are not allowed to bring dogs on the island and no other canine can get there because it is an island.
For lunch I had some steak and it was pretty good Kendal had some too. My mom had shrimp on the barbie . . . again, she likes that.
After that we took the barge back and then went on the beach again for some afternoon tea. They are big on morning and afternoon tea here in Australia if you haven’t already figured out, which I don’t mind because it typically always includes cookies.
That day we saw four kangaroos and one dingo so it was a great day.
May 12, 2012 at 5:21 pm
Love the blog! Beautiful scenery on the beach! Got chills of the last photo of mom and dad holding up their fingers and celebrating their 21st anniversary! I agree….can’t ask for a better celebration! Happy 21st!
May 14, 2012 at 11:09 am
Just catching up – Happy Belated Anniversary to your both! What a great way to celebrate! It will be our 20th this Sept. and we’re hoping to do something special, but probably not Australia! I know Ben is looking forward to getting together with Keegan this summer. It sounds like you’re getting pretty close to coming home. When do you plan to be back in Naples? I’m sure you’re excited to be coming home, but also sad to have such an incredible journey come to an end!