Fraser Island – it’s all about sand

This is the blog of a 25-year-old bookmark. I proudly boast my own Hallmark serial number, 95 HBM 80-1. You’ll probably want to read all about me and my Travelling Companion (the TC) .

Today’s travel notes

Me and the TC have been on Fraser Island for a week. You may have already seen my three earlier posts: Fraser Island – prehistoric beauty, Getting about on Fraser Island and Deadly pine cones and other dangers.

But I know you’re on tenterhooks waiting to hear about the sand. That’s what it’s all about, after all. Fraser Island is part of the “Great Sandy Region”, and the island itself is made almost entirely of sand. It is the largest sand island in the world. Its dune systems are 30,000 years old, which makes them among the oldest in the world. The brochures say there are 72 different colours of sand on the island.

This worm sat on most of them. Peg was there too, helping to keep me grounded when I was in danger of getting carried away by the sheer beauty of the scenery and, ah-hem, the wind.

Travel tip

People build sand castles on the beach. This makes for an interesting driving experience.

The book I’m in

Et si c’était vrai…, by Marc Levy.

The photos

Me and Peg and some sand on Fraser Island:

Fraser Island - it's all about sand

Fraser Island - it's all about sand

Even the dark stuff that looks like rock is actually sculpted sand:

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Me examining a crab hole in the sand:

Fraser Island - it's all about sand

Fraser Island - it's all about sand

Patterns made by crabs in the sand:

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A creek opening onto the beach:

Fraser Island - it's all about sand

Fraser Island - it's all about sand

The Pinnacles, on Seventy-Five Mile Beach:

Fraser Island - it's all about sand

Fraser Island - it's all about sand

The Red Canyon, also on Seventy-Five Mile Beach:

Fraser Island - it's all about sand

Fraser Island - it's all about sand

One of the peaks in the Red Canyon:

Fraser Island - it's all about sand

Fraser Island - it's all about sand

Sand, footprints and shadow:

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Want to know more about Fraser Island? Try my YouTube playlist. Stay tuned to this blog for more about the island’s lakes and creeks and creatures.

That’s all for today dudes.

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