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    Fraser Island

    Great trip! You should have been there
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    I know, still here, that's how good it is.
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    The fishing wasn't the best, I think a total of 2 were able to be kept, 1 Whiting and 1 Dart - had them for lunch today - Very tasty
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    Glad my dart was tasty
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    So ill get the ball rolling with some images. I didn't get many, as usual, but I did get some.

    The trip up the highway was eventless and actually rather enjoyable. Very easy drive to rainbow where I finalised some booking details at the parks office and got my barge ticket. Filled up with beer and fuel and ready to roll.

    The weather was not the best with varying degrees of rain fall on the trip up, by the time we got to the barge landing it had settled a little.

    Images of us waiting for the barge attached.
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    First stop on the island was to collect some pipi for those whom needed bait for fishing.

    Then it was a cruise drive to camp where everyone got set up and I struggled to work out how I wanted to place the tarp. Which I was never happy with, but then mother nature made me have to relocate it after it turned into a swimming pool outside our tent.

    A few other niggling issues, first being the Weber BBQ was not working 100%, then my car seemed to drain the batteries on random nights, two of the mornings my vehicle was completely flat. So looks like I need to chase some wiring or replace my batteries.

    I didn't get many images on the first day, so the next lot of images attached are from the drive across the island to the western side and then the following day up the Sandy cape.
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    The second day was a run across the guts to the western side.

    We ventured inland first stopping at the Knifeblade Sandblow and then Lake Allom to see the turtles.

    Then half way across the island we head north along the track to Awinya Creek.
    This was deep looking but after numerous walks though the many options we all got through easily.
    We head south along the western beach to Woralie Creek where we stopped for lunch before venturing east back across this island to camp.

    I must point out that Tony and Tom got stuck on this day. In a cross axle section that more momentum would have been the only option for both.
    The Salisbury rear prevented Tony from going either forward or backward as it had set itself firm into terrafirma!

    So that was day two for me. And again unfortunately only the images in my previous post.
    I'm certain more images will be posted as there was numerous cameras about.

    I'll leave it at that for now, I think someone can take over with a bit of detail and images for day three which involved some recoveries.

    A quick mention before I scoot. Guy did a good job of organising the day to day adventures and it was great company and enjoyable to be with you all on the island. I may have been ill but I still made the most of the days with warm beer and laughter! Also thanks to Tony and Nicole for bringing ample supplies of everything to keep Fry entertained.

    I'd also like to thank Mark as no doubt he will have some great images to share. He spent a lot of time heading off very early in the mornings on his own to capture some great images, and I look forward to seeing them once he has finished editing them for our viewing pleasure.

    Also thanks to Tom and Noel for sharing some grog (Josh grog) after I had run out of warm beer. Noel also had a pretty good camera on board and was taking many photos so hopefully we can obtain some to share.

    Lastly to the Jordans who as always are great company and provided a solid chunk of entertainment for us in the form of a game known as Kubb!

    I'll be back later to post some more images that can already be viewed on the club Facebook page.
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    I for one had a great trip thanks to our TL Guy and the rest of the troop. Friday we had rain and it was bucketing down at Rainbow when we got there. Thankfully the weather cleared on Saturday and from then on it was clear and sunny.

    My high points were getting to Sandy Cape which was spectacular as always and dragging myself out of bed at 4AM each day for some photography, having Indian Head and the Maheno. The camp fire chat was excellent as always.

    Low points were getting stuck in front of the Orchid Beach servo trying to snatch someone else, driving down the beach to the Maheno for sunrise and driving past it in the dark

    Some pics at Awinya Creek.









    The crew on the Western Beach checking out a wrecked yacht.



    Dramas on Woralie Rd







    Sandy Cape
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    Looking north from Indian head.

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    My camp setup - was glad I took the tarp, Knifeblade Sandblow, Lake Allom, Regrowth following the burn-off, Black Boys
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