Fraser Day 2 – 4×4 Driving around the Island

The main day of the tour today going to Eli Creek, Maheno Shipwreck , plane over Fraser Champagne Pools, Indian Heads and Pinnacles.

Leaving later than planned due to having to tidy up came as some in the group hadn’t washed their plates or put away their food overnight causing Dingoes to raid the camp. Also a lot of very hungover people slowing everything down. Once on the road, Chloe drives and because we are late it’s harder as the tide is so high and heading to Eli Creek we can’t go all the way so have to park up in the sand to avoid being washed away by the waves and walk up to it. We decide to go onland over the hill rather than along the beach as the waves are a bit rough and it’s an interesting walk as spot some whale bones on the way.

Once at Eli Creek it’s gorgeous and you can float along it although it’s shallow so most people walk it. Here I bump into London Abbey as she is on one of the other tours http://RBAC Dingoe Resort and she says it’s a good tour company providing food and a campsite with showers vs ours, which is more with nature and surviver style. We stay here for couple hours and chill on the beach area where there are also a few locals joining in the party and just sitting on deck chairs in the middle of the water in the creek which is a good way to do it as it’s a hot day luckily for us.

Next stop is the shipwreck and that is really impressive to see as from 1935 and is an old luxury liner that got washed up in a cyclone and then stripped and used as target practice during WW2. You can see the years of it being stuck deep into the sand and it’s cool how the waves crash through the ship windows. It’s a fun photo stop with the girls getting us all to do the classic starfish jump pictures.

The driving now is easy as the tide is out and so you can really put your foot down and it’s just straight up the beach with only 1 tricky bit of soft sand to tackle. It’s my turn to drive and we go to the champagne pools, but as we are running a little behind schedule the tide is a little too far out to create the foamy effect crashing over the rocks. Still cool to see and a good spot to cool down as the water is pretty cold.

Last stop for the day is Indian Heads and the views from here are super stunning on both sides. It’s a fun walk up too climbing up the rocks. We are pretty high up and it’s cool to get some pictures being right on the edge. Chris has a good photo spot where you can see the steep drop in the background.

Heading back to the camp it’s just along the beach motorway for quite awhile, stopping briefly at the pinnacles and then Eli Creek for a quick dip and cleanse as we have no shower at camp.

The final night in camp is much more subdued, but more fun as everyone doesn’t get too drunk so are more chatty and some of stay up much later heading to the beach to watch the stars. It’s a nice vibe too as everyone knows each other more and cooking dinner it reminds me of big brother as all more teamwork so cooking doesn’t take as long and everyone washes up this time, so we don’t get the dingoes back.

12th February 2016

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