Team Spring Break ruled Fraser Island in a pair of rugged Toyota Landcruisers. Ranger Joe managed to avoid taking advantage of a free helicopter ride off the island by begrudgingly keeping all four wheels firmly planted to the sand (most of the time) and the brits managed to keep their shorts on after the trip was done but didn't manage to resist moon dancing the night away in the warm everning rain when sleeping wasn't much of an option when all the tents save one were wet.
One of our jeeps broke down at the beginning of our trip at the famous lake Mckenzie so we got a free day added onto our self drive tour. We had to spend the afternoon lying around in the warm waters of the luminous lake while we waited for another jeep to be delivered to us. It was really rough.
Dave poking his head out the window of the replacement jeep like a big happy dog unbeknownst to Ranger Joe who thought he was getting an exclusive photo with the jeep.
At night our two chefs out did themselves with extravagant gourmet multi-course dinners. Angelo preparing perfect pasta
The two chefs are soulmates
Team Springbreak in front of the shipwreck
The following depicts the various wildlife and hazards on Fraser Island:
We took to feeding the spiders the dastardly horse flies that followed us around the entire trip.
Creeks form deep channels along the beach. This is what our orientation adviser had to say if we didn't drive along the waters edge where it was safest.
"You will hit the first one. You will not see it coming. You will not get to hit the second one. You will be going on the island and I will be staying here. Everything on the island is trying to kill you. You will all be going home in a helicopter."
Ranger Joe dangling his legs over the precipice while searching for sharks and turtles. Saw some small sharks and big sea turtles break the surface. Wasn't quick enough to get pics tho.
The champagne pools. Gettin blasted. None of us came away without scraped up knees elboes and feet. Powerful waves pulled us from the sharp barnicle covered rocks dragging our feet and hands as we struggled to keep a grip.
Ranger Joe catapulting into the water.
Big Dog Dave choosing a smoother entrance.
Team Spring Break knows how to have a good time on the island and off: