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Show me the beaches...

Sunday 5 April 2009

It’s time to go. But not before taking a few last snapshots from my hotel balcony. Last night I found that the hotel next door has a pool on the second floor. Cool…

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Switching transportation

Friday 3 April 2009

Now the air safari is over, it’s time to move on. I will continue by car driving from Brisbane to Sydney in about 11 days; 1 day less then initially foreseen due to the extra day we spent on Fraser Island. I didn’t plan a detailed route for this part of the holiday, but generally I want to go along the coast south, then move inland and spend at least a few days in the Blue Mountains.

Friday 3 April I picked up my car at Thrifty in Brisbane. And since I had this car, it allowed me to take Ray to his son’s house in Brisbane. That also allowed me to find out what it means to drive in this country. Reg came along for the navigation so I could focus on not hitting things… They drive on the wrong side of the road over here you see, so it takes a bit of time to get used to this.

Saturday 4 April is used to do some shopping and laundry. There’s one thing that I for sure want to buy: a Tom Tom. I don’t want to spend too much time reading maps so a Tom Tom will make my drive much easier. A few weeks ago I already looked into this, so I know what to buy and where. Then I also need to plan the route a bit. It’s quite a long drive and I only have so much time to do it, so I need to find the balance between quality and quantity…

All good things come to an end...

Friday 3 April 2009
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Today we leave Fraser Island to fly back to our starting point Toowoomba. We will first land at Maroochydore where Marjie and Harold will return their plane to the Maroochy Aero Club. Clare has organized transport for our luggage from there directly to our hotel in Brisbane and Marjie and Harold will fly back with us to Toowoomba. Well that’s the plan….

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Stuck on the island...

Thursday 2 April 2009
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Todays plan was to fly back to Toowoomba. “Was”… The weather at Fraser Island is fantastic, but when going south and/or west the cloud base is very low, it’s raining and therefore these are no go regions. And Toowoomba is in the middle of it all.

So we decided to stay another day on Fraser Island. The resort has everything we need: beer, a pool and beds ;-)

For me: I found it too hot outside and this unplanned extra day was a nice opportunity to work on my website and to exchange photos with the others.

So nothing exciting to mention today.

Fraser Island: they have a lot of sand here...

Wednesday 1 April 2009
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Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. It’s about 125 kilometers long and about 22 kilometers at its widest point. On the island you will find loads of fresh water lakes, a rainforest and more. It’s all about the nature and then of course the tourists. Like us… So today we are going on a whole day tour, showing us all the nice things this island has to offer.

It is 1 April today and our driver has a good sense of humor. So he starts by explaining the safety regulations and that in case of issues with the bus he may need some help. Therefore, he creates two groups: the women will push the bus and the man will take pictures. That got us going. It will take over an hour to cross the island.

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