Paul, Cohen and I. Paul and I have not shaved since we left home.
Fraser Island Friday 6th May 2016 Today we got up prepared to leave the Island. As I have mentioned in earlier posts the tide times are important. High tide was 7.15 am and low tide was at 1.16 pm. This meant we should leave at about 10 am. Paul wanted to leave earlier but we knew it would be hard to leave too early. We compromised and agreed we would leave at 9 am. In the end he convinced us to leave at 8 am. He was proven wrong very quickly. We had only gone 7 kms and hit our first beach. The tide was too high and the cars were running too hard to just move a very short distance. We decided to wait the tide out at Indian Head and went for a walk up the cliff. The view from here was beautiful on both the North and South sides of Eastern beach. We finally left Indian Head at 9 am. The tide was on its way out and even though the sand was still soft it was better than an hour before. By the time we got to Eurong the tide had gone out a fair bit
This view was taken from the top of Indian Head point and is looking North to Waddy Point which is where we're have been staying for the last five days.
and we were doing about 80 km an hour on the beach. The car traffic was also increasing but was still light. Eurong has a bakery so we all filled up with sugary cakes and Tonina had her coffee. We were all happy and headed off to Hook Point. Hook point was going to be the biggest challenge as it comes to tides. Right at the point there is a Mangrove and the tide goes right up to the Mangroves at high tide and leaves no room for cars to pass. There is an inland road but we thought we would not need to use it. We got to the Mangroves and the sea water had receded somewhat but there were still puddles for us to traverse. We continued on and thankfully there was enough room for us to pass. As we passed Hook point there was the ferry just about to unload its cargo. We waited no more than 5 mins and didn't even get a chance to get out of the car. Getting on and off the ferry were uneventful. On the road out we saw signs of a underbody car wash. We headed for that and found