I was looking at the sand dune in front of me. “I thought we were supposed to go to a lake!” It was 42 degrees celsius and I was sweaty, sunburned and slightly pissed at the sand dune. I started climbing.
I had arrived at Fraser Island, also called “Paradise” in the local native language. After a brief introduction of “do not feed and pet the dingoes” we went to the first lake, one of three awesome lakes on this island that only consists of sand. It was the start of an awesome four day adventure:
- I put my feet into the orange water of the lake. A tiny turtle appears in front of me. I hold my feet still and try not to scare it away
- “This is the most beautiful lake I’ve ever seen in my life!” I walk into crystal clear light blue water that gradually gets bluer and darker. Nobody there but me and a couple tiny fishes that start gnawing at my feet.
- I look up at the sky and see the milky way for the first time in my life. I feel tiny and insignificant, sitting at the beach in awe for an hour until a dingo walks by.
- I look into the mirror of the four wheel drive. Funny, this is the first time I look into a mirror in four days. My eyes are sparkling and my skin is tanned. It is time to move on.