Sunday, August 29, 2010

Fraser Island

The day after our
encounter with the whales, we
went on a day tour to Fraser Island. This was our second visit - the first in 2005 on our honeymoon. We just thought that since we already in Hervey Bay we might as well go for another visit to the world's biggest sand island. If you really want to get more facts on the island you have to check out this website.

This large island is beautiful and no photo could ever do it justice. Add this to your bucket list for sure - it is worth it! One of it's kind because after all it is only a sand island..
Here is some of our pics. Enjoy!

Hervey Bay - the whale Capital of the world!

Hervey Bay... indeed the whale Capital of the world! We had a public holiday on the Gold Coast so we decided to make the most of it! We got up very early for our 5 hour drive and arrived just after 11:30 in Hervey Bay. The plan was just to go whale watching and then return on Sunday but since we have the habit of making the most of every moment we decided to hop onto the very next available tour. We had a hour to dash into a drug store to buy something to prevent me for feeling queasy!

Every precaution we took did the job very well because I felt great and ready to face the ocean's rock 'n roll! I had the video camera rolling and JJ had the camera ready to capture every movement! It didn't take too long for our friends to approach the boat... it was just awesome. They were just as curious to see us as we were to lay our eyes on them! Great was the reward for both sides because we took over 300 photos - most of them in sports mode because you got to be quick! They played all around the boat, swam under to the left side and back to the right side - they had us running like crazy human beings! We saw many of them sometimes in a pod as we moved along and sometimes only three or four together. As the boat drifted they amused us and when the engines started it was as if they didn't want us to leave! Please click here to view more of these awesome graceful creatures. That is one tick off our 'bucket list' for sure! One has to do it in a life time!
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