Before leaving Brisbane (again) there was a few nights out with my room mates and round at the old flat where Jeremy introduced me to my new favourite food, well maybe more snack: peanut butter and honey on toast. Tasted awesome.
So once again I'm in Rainbow Beach and this time a little more alive than before. I had my day trip to Fraser Island yesterday but I wasn't as impressed as everyone else was. Everyone loves Fraser Island and lots of friends have recommended it but I think it's been over hyped a bit for me. My expectations were higher but maybe the weather had a factor in my under appreciation of Fraser. It was freezing cold and pouring rain on the day we went and I was dressed for sun so not the best frame of mind to start with.
|Dingo on Fraser Island|
Our morning started early and at 7 I joined a group tour. We caught the ferry barge from Inskip Point outside of Rainbow across the Tin Can Channel to the island. There are no roads only the beach and some inland tracks so there was a whole day of rough off road driving and some scary times when we met over vehicles on the tracks coming the other way.
After lots on beach driving it was time to head inland to the Eucalyptus forests and the central rain forests of the island. We stopped for lunch at Lake McKenzie and actually got a patch of sun so I even went for a quick swim. It was a very pretty spot and lunch turned out to be pretty good to even if we did make a big lizard friend in the process. On the way back there were stops at Central Station which was where the loggers stayed before the island became world heritage listed and then at Inskip Point on the mainland for tea before home.
The evening of course brought the spectacle that it the Royal Wedding. Initially I wasn't bothered about watching but as a roommate pointed out when is the next one going to be. So we figured its just one of those things you watch. The hostel pub was packed but we found a spot though I quickly moved to be away from the overly enthusiastic English girls wearing tiaras and headed to sit with some Germans and an American who's initial question was "are you English?" and having stated Scottish I seemed to be ok to sit with them.
Next stop is Bundaberg but only after an entire day of hanging around Rainbow after a 9am checkout with the bus to Bundy at 7 at night. Did spot some wild brumbies in one of the parks. They weren't really what I expected. I was thinking they would be more muted colours or maybe have a different shape in some way but they just looked like normal horses. Not the Silver Brumby cartoons of childhood. Oh well to Bundy.