Thursday, May 28, 2009

An orientation at Rainbow beach before heading out camping...

With the company we booked our Fraser Camping trip with, they require that you have an orientation before you head out camping. The camping we did, was a self-drive of the island with 11 people. Damien and I were in the same group, along with Ashley, who we met from Noosa. The others included: CJ, American who lives in Hawaii, a couple Connor and Dawn from Ireland, Paulo, Daniela, and Guilia, three friends from Italy, and two other Canadian girls.

The orientation was basic. It included a movie from the government of Australia about saftey tips which mostly contained bad advice. The staff then gave us a run down on our food, real saftey tips, a suggested outline, and alcohol order forms. We got to meet everyone from our group for the first time. I'm not going to lie, I wasn't sure how well our group was going to get along. I had a feeling that each would stay in their own little click, especially when later that night only Damien, Ashley, CJ, and I ended up having drinks with each other.

The next morning we were up at 7 to check out of the hostel, and have another orientation with the vehicles and camping equipment.

Here is a picture of us all infront of the truck.

I'm going to leave it there for now. It was a wild trip and I want to make sure I get all the details in order and go through the 784 pictures we all took to find the best ones to post.

Just as a teaser here is a nice one.

Yes, that is a shipwreck in the sunset.

Will post tomorrow, so make sure to come back and check.


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