Friday, November 18, 2011

Fraser Island 4WD

After Lady Musgrave Island, the wind turned gently from the north-east, which made it possible to sail directly to Rooney Point, on the north-western tip of Fraser Island. A long day, but a pleasant one. We walked on the beach in Platypus Bay, and caught 13 sand crabs of various sizes which turned into a fantastic seafood chowder in due course.

Then a beautiful 25 nm kite run the length of Platypus Bay to tuck in behind Moon Point.

On Tuesday we had some shore time in Urangan, topping up fuel, water and provisions. Its a whale watch town, now out of season, and pretty quiet. The whales and their calves are on their way to the antarctic.

 Urangan marina

On Thursday we rented a little Suzuki 4WD from Kingfisher resort on Fraser Island and went for an explore. Some beautiful places, but the driving is not for the fainted-hearted. The sandy tracks were very dry, and churned up by the big 4WD backpacker coaches, so very easy to get bogged in if we didn't keep our speed up. Hair-raising at times!

 Lake MacKenzie


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