“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

 – Mark Twain

Arriving in Brisbane at 3am, we headed straight to the hotel for some much needed sleep. The next morning bright and early, whilst nursing some serious jet lag, we drove down to get a boat from Hervey Bay over to Fraser Island.

The Island was beautiful. And because of the jet lag we were wide awake at 4am each morning. Going for peaceful walks, bare foot in the warm sand to watch the sunrise was one of those moments where you really are left speechless. Words can’t describe the tranquility surrounding you on this Island, only 18 miles away from the nearest shore.

A couple of days into our stay, we hired a jeep for a day so we could visit Lake McKenzie. As we approached the Lake, after a bumpy drive and a short walk, we were again left speechless. The white sands and crystal clear blue water were like something off a postcard.

The awe-inspiring beauty of Lake McKenzie, meant that every angle you looked to, was a perfect backdrop of clear water and blue skies. We also walked through the overgrown trees and bracken to find a completely secluded part of the Lake that no-one seemed to know about. We spent the day there, wishing for it not to end.

 

 

This post is in collaboration with Daniel Wellington.