Tag Archives: Fraser Island

Message in a Bottle

Dear Friends, Messages have been placed in bottles and thrown into the ocean for more than 2000 years by star-crossed lovers, explorers and scientists. Theophrastus, an ancient Greek philosopher, used message-filled bottles in a science experiment in 310 BC while Christopher Columbus put a report of his journey into a bottle and tossed it overboard …

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The Two of Us

Dear Friends, The dingoes of Fraser Island are well-known for their bad behaviour and tricky ways around tourists. They have become so used to humans that they are not frightened, and at times there have even been some nasty attacks. I’d heard all about this from The Eternal Traveller but even so I listened carefully when …

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On The Road Again – Weekly Photo Challenge – Carefree

Dear Friends, One of the best things about travelling is being footloose and fancy free, without a care in the world. For me it’s even better because I get to sit back and enjoy the adventure without having to do anything. I always get a free ride! Justin.

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If I Could Talk To The Animals

Dear Friends,  There is an abundance of wildlife on Fraser Island but it’s not always easy to spy the animals living in the forest. At Lake Garawongera I was lucky enough to see some of the locals, although they were all too busy to stop and chat.  The mistletoe bird was eating the berries of the …

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Fish, Fish, Jump Into My Dish

Dear Friends, The SS Maheno has been stranded on 75 Mile Beach at Fraser Island ever since she was wrecked during a cyclone on 7 July 1935. Over the years she has gradually deteriorated and all that is left now is the rusted hull, which is surrounded by water at high tide. According to legend, there is …

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