Yesterday, we spent some time lolling around the house.
After an early lunch, we headed out the back of Happy Valley to another inland lake.
Advice at the shop said that if we were capable of getting to Lake Mackenzie the other day, then we would have no problems. The track was pretty good apart from a number of tree roots protruding through the track. It was also a bit narrower as the tourist buses and short stay visitors, don't visit this area.
The lake was very pretty. It was peaceful, only two other groups there, but they left not long after we arrived. Selfie! below
The water temperature was great, but the colour of the water was unusual. It was brown and clear, just like swimming in a cup of black tea!
Cam and Di, we did find a great walking track around the lake for you. Only problem is, the lake was just too full. Heaps of rain early in the year filled it to an extremely high level. It may take quite some time for the track to be useable.
On our return, we were going to take a different route home, but after some backtracking, we discovered the road was closed. At this point Col got to lead, although he had been very content to follow the leader for the rest of the trip.
Our evening was spent at the local bistro where we had dinner.
This morning, we have headed for walk down the boardwalk to the beach. We have spotted something in a pile on the path. Initially, we thought somebody had dropped something. On closer inspection, we discovered it was some wildlife having breakfast.
The python was in the early stages of devouring a fruit bat!
On our return, it was still there, and likely to be there for a couple more hours. Possibly bit off more than it could chew. Big brave Col was not using a stun gun! He was just placing his go pro camera close by.
We have a very early start tomorrow. The barge leaves at 9 but we are leaving here at 5.30. We need to get through the beach before high tide. As it is a full moon tonight, the tide will be higher than usual. Everything will be packed tonight and just a few things to throw in tomorrow. Breakfast will be whilst we are waiting for the barge.
Stay tuned for the final Fraser Island instalment when we are on the mainland.