Due South

posted on December 18, 2006 in Australia,Travel

Weet-Bix on the beach?
Weet Bix
So we travelled down the East coast from Cairns to Sydney covering some 2800 km (they don’t do miles), stopping off at various places on the way down. We went on a day trip to the WhitSunday Islands, famous for it’s 98% silica sand, whatever the hell that means. We made the most of it by playing some frisbee.

Frisbee Lewis

This was the boat.

The boat

All very lovely.

We also went to Fraser Island, essentially a huge sand desposit about 90 km long. The roads there are made from sand and the main road is the beach. Awesome (unless you go sun bathing). So we swapped Vic for a Toyota Hilux 3.0L diesel, complete with 4 wheel drive and low ratio yadda yadda. Beast. Check out this bad boy parked up on the sand.


It was bumpy as fook so we decked out the back with pillows.

Hilux with pillows

To get a real idea of how it have a look at this video we called the Bump Ride.

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This is the four of us in front of the SS Maheno wreck.

SS Maheno wreck

The trio on a huge sand drift. Guess which one of us is standing in a style oozing more mince than bolognese?

Mince and sand

I should really get that checked out.

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