We set off for Lake McKenzie our second full day, and our first day as a full group with all friends there. Our first stop on the way was Central Station. This is one of my favourite places on the island, mostly because the way it smells brings back such happy memories of shaded days… Continue reading Fraser Island: Central Station
On our trip this time our goal was to go somewhere that we hadn’t been to before. We had a look at a map and decided on Lake Garawongera. We did this visit after visiting the Kirrar Sandblow, and also stopped at Happy Valley to get an ice block from the shop there. The Happy… Continue reading Fraser Island: Lake Garawongera
We decided to start out our first full day on K’Gari (Fraser Island) with a visit to Rainbow Gorge and the Kirrar Sandblow. The gorge wasn’t very rainbowy – Red Canyon or The Pinnacles would be a much better choice if you’re after seeing coloured sand – but the sandblow itself was magnificent. I’m so… Continue reading Fraser Island: Kinnar Sandblow
We arrived on the island around 11am, and since we had a few hours to fill in before we could arrive at our accommodation, we decided to do an inland track from Dilli Village, through the southern lakes, then out to Eurong where we were staying. Our first stop was Lake Boomajin, the largest perched… Continue reading Fraser Island: Lake Boomajin
Our latest camping adventure was to Bigriggen out near Rathdowney. It was fairly near to Flanagan’s Reserve where we’ve stayed before. It started out looking like it might be a disaster weekend as we managed to leave our awning (annexe roof) at home, and also the kitchen essentials box, which meant that we arrived without tea, coffee, salt, sugar, and all those other little things that we normally need.
We have had trouble the last few years with the local possums eating the veggies that we planted. And before this it was a bush turkey scratching everything up so he could build his lady love one fine nest. The bush turkey has finally gotten the hint that he is not welcome and moved on.… Continue reading How to possum proof a garden
Yesterday I went along to three panels for the Love YA part of the Brisbane Writer’s Festival. I read a lot of sci-fi/fantasy, and most of it is YA. Love YA: Crossing Worlds This was the first panel of the day, opened by Rhianna Patrick who was the host of the day. The authors were… Continue reading Brisbane Writer’s Festival Love YA