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Photo of the Day – “Dingo Ate My Baby” – Fraser Island, AustraliaA couple of years back Will and I joined a group of people traveling up the Eastern Australian coast for a weekend camping on Fraser Island. We spent the days traveling in 4x4s along the sandy island beaches and the nights ran long into the night partying with our new international friends to the sound of the ocean waves crashing in. There are lots of memories that I have in my head from that fun experience, but perhaps the most interesting was living amongst hundreds of wild, pure dingoes. Do you know where the “Dingo Ate My Baby” quote was most famously used?
Photo of the Day – Shipwreck on Fraser Island – Fraser Island, AustraliaWhile touring Fraser Island, you use the beaches as the highway and on that highway, you’ll run into this large rusted out ship. The ship is and was the S.S. Maheno and it landed here thanks to a cyclone in 1935. The ship actually used to be a luxury passenger liner – can you imagine?
Interestingly enough, the ship makes for some great photos due to its color and juxtaposition to the ocean. It also reminds me of the train graveyard in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia – here.It also reminds me of the train graveyard in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia – here.
Photo of the Day – Cruising Along Frasier Island – Frasier Island, AustraliaFrasier Island is the world’s largest sand island and is a massive national park located off the East Coast of Australia. One of the more popular ways to explore the island is renting an off-road vehicle along with the necessary camping equipment and make a two day, two night stay on the island.
Brad and I took this course of travel in 2010 and were put into a group with others from around the globe. The vehicle they arm you with is a 20+ year old manual transmission land cruiser. The island doesn’t really have ‘roads’ but does have large trails through the forests and it uses the beaches as a sort of highway around the island. I snapped this picture while hanging my head out of the window as we cruised along the eastern shore of Frasier Island.