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October 6th 2010
Published: October 6th 2010
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Dawn at the beach!Dawn at the beach!Dawn at the beach!

Just a few minutes walk from our hostel in Hervey Bay :)
We arrived late at Mango & as only the bunks in our 3 bed dorm were free & Dawn bagsied the bottom I had to clamber up to the top to sleep & I mean clamber as there were no ladders!

Our first morning didn’t exactly start well as the other girl in our room had set her alarm early but then kept hitting snooze so it ended up going off 4 or 5 times before she eventually got noisily out of bed & changed. After that the day improved with a walk along the beach & a warm paddle in the sea. Unlike Manly Beach this one was almost empty for most of the length we walked. That afternoon we decided to go whale watching as we’d ummmed over it in Sydney & apparently there were loads ofwhales up here. So glad we went as we saw lots of humback whales close to the boat including a very playful calf or two  There was also a group of 4 or so dolphins swimming with one pod.

Mango is a lovely place - only 3 rooms (2 x 3 bed dorms & 1 double), a kitchen/dining area & lounge area & several comfy chairs & hammocks on the terrace. The place is owned by Phil who seems to know everything about the local area & a good bit beyond too. It was he who recommended & booked both the whale watching & the Fraser Island tour we did, both of which were excellent!

We spent the next two days at Fraser Island then the Sunday again wandering around Herey Bay before getting our flight down to Brisbane. So sad to be leaving the place 😞

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Where we stayed

Most of my photos came out like this! lol

Humback whale
Two whales!Two whales!
Two whales!

There were actually three in this pod, mum, calf & an escort.
Closest whaleClosest whale
Closest whale

I've not cropped any of the whale photos to give you an idea of how close they were.

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