Everything in the ocean baffles my mind. The creatures that live underwater look so bizarre and I really don’t understand how they are living things. But I must say that jellyfish top the list of the most bizarre things in the ocean. They have no bones, no brains, they come in so many sizes, and they all have varying degrees of stings. During my time in Australia, I developed a fear of jellyfish. Australia is home to the kinds of jellyfish that can kill you, so I had reason to be scared. Continue reading
If you are in Iceland for a limited amount of time and want to take advantage of a tour to cram in as much as possible, opt for the Golden Circle tour. This tour will take you to some amazing sights, seeing a snapshot of the natural features Iceland has to offer. I signed up for my tour with GeoIceland*, a small company, with small tour sizes, and a great overall experience! Continue reading
Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. It has beautiful beaches, rainforests, and dingos and is a popular spot for tourists to visit. Travelling in early September meant taking advantage of the slow tourist season. With little confidence in our abilities to drive a 4 x 4 vehicle across the island, my friend and I decided to take a guided tour on the island. We were on a limited time frame and wanted to pack in as much as possible and the Fraser Explorer tour took us on a two-day trip around the island. We saw some beautiful few freshwater lakes, Eli Creek, colourful sand dunes and we had an overnight stay at Eurong Beach Resort. The bus broke down on the way to the ferry in the morning, which is always an exciting way to start the day. But, our tour guide was quick to fix it.
Why did I go to Moreton Island? Specifically because I wanted to go sandboarding. Like Fraser Island, Moreton Island is made up of sand and it has some spectacular dunes, including the largest sand dune in the world. A day tour with Moreton Bay Escapes took me sandboarding and to a few other beautiful sites on the island. Continue reading