mmm, can't quite remember what I've been doing recently
After the last entry went kayaking on the river in Noosa, saw lots of pelicans.
Walked around The national park in Noosa which was pretty, actually saw a wild koala, rather just one in a zoo.
Had another surf lesson, which wasn't quite as sucessful as the first one, given the fact there was lots of wind and big waves blowing you everywhere.
Anyway finally left Noosa and headed up to Rainbow Beach. Rainbow Beach consists of one street and a beach and I saw a Rainbow while I was there as well.
Headed to Fraser Island from Rainbow beach. Unfortuntaley the weather wasn't the best, but nevermind. Saw Lake Mackenzie (in the rain). For those who are interested (or not) Fraser island is the world largest sand island. We went walking through a rain forest by a creek, saw some dingos (its hard to believe they are wild dogs, they look like a pet dog, though they killed a nine year old boy a few years ago on fraser, so we didn't get too close).
Fraser island has no roads, so all of it was done in a four wheel drive, The main beach is actually a highway/ stoke landing strip for planes!!!. The next day we went past some coffee rocks. These are basically compressed sand and vegetation. They look like rocks, but you can break them off and grind them into something that looks like coffee (hence the name). Saw the maharino ship wreck luxury ship that got blown on to the island by a freak out of season cyclone in 1935. Also went up to Indian heads (so called by captain cook, because the first time he sailed past in 1770, all the aborginies were watching from there). Indian heads are some of the only actual rocks on the island, (volanic rocks). Floated down Eli creek.
Saw lots of whales and some sort of manteray. Couldn't see any sharks because the sand in the water was stired up.
On fraser island you definately don't swim in the sea, there are a lot of sharks there appartently. There was a picture I saw taken of two people swimming in the sea, with two very big sharks swiming very close, with a caption "This is why you don't swim in the sea off fraser". Decided to do fraser as a guided tour, as didn't fancy doing the whole self drive thing and been bogged down in sand. There is a postcard of all the four wheel drives that have met unhappy ends in fraser. The place we went from had a list of excuses used for why they trashed their 4X4
The list went something like this
1) It was like that when we got it
2) Surely its just wear and tear
3) It was like that when we got up in the morning
4) The dingos did it (this was my particular favourite)
Just wait until I load some pictures of Trashed 4X4 and then read the list again.
Gotta go now, running out of time on the old internet, Haven't had time to check this for spelling, punctuation or anything I'm afraid.
Hope you lot are all enjoying your heat wave. I'm enjoying lots and lots of RAIN!!!!!! Hey But at least the sea is warmer than the land, so there is still somewhere to go.