Fraser’s pt3; last day :(

6:00am, no joke, we were awoken by Brett blaring this song in his truck:

Thanks buddy. We had to get up so we’d be able to make it to Lake Wabby before the tides came in. Me & team E packed up camp, since we’d never be returning and headed out one last time.

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Lake Wabby is a 3.5 mile hike through the forest & is located directly adjacent to a sand blow. Clearly it was a struggle for me & Erika.

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Jenny, Erika & I forgot our sleds so we instead rolled down into the lake.

After our entrance Erika and I made another sandman and then climbed on top of tres Mexicans.

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We trucked it back through the jungle and then headed toward the ferry to take us away from Frasers šŸ˜¦

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20140223-130751.jpgWas not a fun trip back; beacuse A. we were leaving fraser’s and all our new friends we met & B. I almost fell off the ferry.

When got back to Rainbow beach, we were planning on heading on down to Sydney & stopping at Surfers Paradise. Butttt since every single person we talked to said we had to go see the Whitsunday’s we reconsidered. Since theĀ tres amigos were going up there as well the following day, we decided to join forces && drive up together. So basically we are doing a huge circle and back tracking but whats ever, thats the luxury of not making reservations in advance.

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Alejandro got worn out from doing his Mexican duties.Ā 20140223-132422.jpg

20140223-132504.jpgThe Whitsunday’s are a 12 hour drive from Rainbow Beach so we stopped half way in the town of Seventeen Seventy which was a 4 hour drive. We found this awesome little parking lot at the top of theĀ peninsula, parked and passed out.

Oh, I forgot to mention that as I was backing out of the parking lot to leave rainbow, I backed into a fence, denting the side of the car & breaking the taillight. I’ve lost count of the Caitlin – Aussie standings, but I’ll call this one a draw since we have full insurance and won’t have to pay for it !! Oh and then as we were driving up to 1770, Erika hit a bird smashing the front headlight. Go us!!!!!

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Fraser’s Island pt1.

8:00am we packed our 4×4 with our team.

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Once the car was loaded we were off towards Fraser’s.

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Had to take the ferry over to the island since there are no paved roads or bridges, and got our first chance to spin the tires on the sand.

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You cannot swim in the ocean due the infestation of sharks so instead we headed to a natural crater lake in the middle of the island, swam && had lunch.

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Erika snapped this fantastic shot of me mid wipeout, after she tripped me.

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Once we were done playing in the water we went back to set up camp.

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Upon arrival at camp, we received our rationed food portions for the remainder of the trip from the back of the trailer. We were given some pretty dirty pots (mom you would have starved before using them) && we used them to cook us a delicious meal. && When I say we, I mean my two new Irish/British friends cooked for us.

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They made us a delicious Asian stir fry. Which was followed by some dranks at the aboriginal “night club” called winkies. We did the limbo, played some cards, & I made a large fire, again by me I mean my new Mexican friend helped me get it going.

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