Hurrying to Hervey
Trip Start Mar 23, 2013
19Trip End Apr 22, 2013
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The day was one of the earlier starts. We skipped breakfast at the hotel and were in the car and out the road by 7:30am. Given our ferry was leaving at 12:20 from Hervey Bay, the journey was estimated to be 3 1/2 hours long and we now had to factor in speed limits, the departure time seemed like a fair bet.
But despite the margin of error ,things turned out to be a close shave. Our first hiccup came in the form of a two car accident 10 minutes after leaving our hotel that led to a good 30 mins of crawling traffic that was against the normal commuter flow. No problem though- we were still doing good time
From the pics below, you can see pics of the ferry and the enjoyable on the calm waters.
That said, apart from the people in their 4x4s with their loaded vehicles, we were wondering why we were the only people lugging half our house in suitcases into the boat. It turned out that we should have checked in somewhere a mile back along the road but snuck on the ferry by arriving in a cloud of burning rubber.
And so we arrived on Fraser Island at the Kingfisher Resort
They had a great time, hooking up with about 10 other kids and playing rugby on the beach ( we spotted them) and going creature hunting in the woods.
For us, we managed to go walking along the beach, had the most amazing sight of crabs (not sure which type ) in their thousands scuttling across the sand ( see video) and we had a relatively quiet dinner (apart from the sound of other people's kids).
Ah yes, and a lovely starry night sky to finish the evening with.