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Exploring the lakes

On Monday we had an early start and headed south to have a look at some of the inland lakes that we hadn’t been to for years.  The first was Lake Boomanjin, pictured below.  The colours of this lake were amazing, the red was a blood-red colour so it was a little freaky, but awesome at the same time!  This photo really does not show the true colours, but it gives you an idea.

Lake Boomanjin is the largest perched lake in the world.  Fraser Island also claims the worlds highest perched dune lake, Boomerang Lake.  Perched lakes are the most frequently occurring type on the island.  Perched lakes are separate from the influence of groundwater.  Their water levels can reduce due to evaporation during long dry periods, but then fill again during the wetter periods.

We drove over to the western side of the island to Ungowa to see the old jetty.  There is a nice little campground there with toilets, but nothing else except this amazing view!  The old wooden jetty and the boat ramp are both closed off due to deterioration, but you can still clearly see both.

Next on our list was Tobys Gap Airstrip, surprisingly this was fairly flat, although it didn’t look it at all, very overgrown with grass, rocky and sandy!  And yes, we may have drove down the runway, pretending to be a plane!!

We went to Lake Birrabeen for a swim, beautiful spot and no-one there.  To be honest, this lake is just a nice as Lake McKenzie, but without the millions of people there.  The sand is so white and the water crystal clear and warm, such a nice lake.

After lunch on the beach we took a drive down to Eli Creek for a while.  As usual, the water was freezing so there was no swimming there!

We then took the car for a photoshoot on the rocks!  Just a bit of fun for the arvo!

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