Hervey Bay: Dingo day & Whale watch

Well, took me some time to find a space to sit down comfortably without feeling creeped out by the guests from the dorm I had to deal with during my stay here in Hervey. Guess that’s the ‘dark side’ of hostels. Haven’t had any problems before, but this time I had to deal with a smelly drunk who had a bad day and wanted to share his chicken really bad, an ‘I’m looking for the right partner and I’m into Asian girls’-guy and a nervous wreck who almost fell crying into my arms because of his snoring problem. It was hard for me not to judge people, but to also keep a safe distance at the same time. Ultimate interhuman skill practice if you ask me.

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Can’t deny I loved this roomie more than the other one’s.

But here I am and guess what I’ve been doing on my first day here.

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Written in Airlie beach, but they hadn’t found their way to the mailbox yet. Oops!
Besides that I ran my ass of to the nearest ATM here to retrieve that last spot on the Fraser Island day tour and I made it! Like a BOSS!
I also met this wonderful girl from Israel during the tour and I really hope to see her again once (: if you’re reading this have so much fun in Noosa! Next time we share some more food, because food’s always good 😀
Talking about food I’ve been snacking waaay to much chocolate here in Hervey. On the bed, next to the bed, everywhere in the room. I’m wondering how hard it will be getting back into the gym when I’m back home. We’ll find out! For now it’s best to just not buy sweets. No way of eating them when they’re not around!

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Back to Fraser! Fraser Island is the biggest sand island in the world that has a variety of vegetation and therefore on the world’s heritage list.

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The Maheno

On our day tour on Fraser we visited Central station, Lake McKenzie, the coloured sand, shipwreck Moheno and Eli’s creek. We had some rain, but it didn’t make it a lesser day at all.

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I had some luck when I was on my way to the bathroom too. Besides the amazing ecosystem and all is the island home of the dingoes as well and I’ve been able to spot one!

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Later on we saw it walking next to our tour bus. Unfortunately it was there, because people have been feeding the animal. Normally at this time you won’t see many dingoes, they’re hiding to protect their young. Feeding any animal makes them rely on humans, making them aggressive when there’s no food to be found the next round and it’s likely that they’ll be put down when they attack a human. Who apparently still don’t understand it’s their own doing. Same story for sharks.
The most dangerous animal walking this world is still the human being.
Although…. At the start of the tour we came across a fallen basket of life. Not sure if I had told you already, but it’s said snakes love to hang around in these.

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That’s right, these people are desperately trying to make a picture of one of those tiny slithering things. Meehhhhh the horror :'(
No baskets of life for me! Baskets of pure evil you mean. The island houses 5 of the most deadly snakes on the planet D’:

Now on to the cuter stuff. This boat cat, who obviously is fed up with all the tourists invading his home while he tries to take a nap every hour of the day.

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Or maybe he’s just grumpy for not seeing whales like I did this morning!
Luckily there was this roomie, one just as creeped out as I was about the other one’s, who woke me up just in time for whale watching this morning, because I almost missed the boat! Sounds like me being, me.
At 6.35 we, ok, ok.. I. left the hostel in a hurry to make it on time for something amazing. I’m definitely adding this one tho my top 3 of most beautiful and fun things I’ve done in Australia.
This time a year humpback whales are roaming the sea around Fraser with their calves and I’ve had the opportunity to see them.
Don’t tell anyone: I secretly shed a tear behind my sunnies. It was so beautiful to see, the pictures won’t be able to tell what it was like. Don’t know, just loved it.

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So, despite the weird hostel ‘survival’ my days here have been a ‘golden gaytime’.
Really, I don’t think it’s ok to give such a name to ice cream :’D who’s idea was this?

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Have to wait a bit less than 12 hours now for my ride to Byron Bay. Wish me luck, for I’m tired as f*ck!

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