Tuesday, August 4, 2009

more about Fraser Island

In less than 3 weeks time I'm heading over to Fraser Island for a magical weekend away in the company of some amazing women. It seemed like the perfect place to create and for some time now I have been hearing special things about Fraser Island that has sparked my curiosity.... with aboriginal legends and heritage listings, I was drawn to find out a little more about the largest sand island in the world.

The original name of the island is 'K'gari' in the Badtjala people's language. It means paradise. According to Aboriginal legend, when humans were created and needed a place to live, the mighty god Beiral sent his messenger Yendingie with the goddess K’gari down from heaven to create the land and mountains, rivers and sea. K’gari fell in love with the earth’s beauty and did not want to leave it. So Yendingie changed her into a heavenly island – Fraser Island.

Oh... so she is like a Goddess Island.

Its not just about the legends, but the amazing nature that lives around it and within it. Lake MacKenzie is a 'perched' lake, which means it contains only rainwater, no groundwater, is not fed by streams and does not flow to the ocean. The sand there is pure, white silica . The sand works like a filter, giving the water its clarity and helping to make the water so pure.

Oh..I'd so love to swim in that!

Fraser Island is home to thousands of species of birds and its warm water attracts dugong, dolphins and turtles. The humpback whales and their young, pass on the western side of the island from August to November.

Yep, I've seen these amazing marine creatures in the Bay. Awe inspiring.

I'm beginning to feel that Fraser island picked me for this Retreat, not the other way around.To have the opportunity to go to a place with spiritual significance and be part of the Island and all its glory, and to intuitively create is....well, it is as it is. magical

And as a gentle reminder I do have space available if you would love to be part of this experience. There is still time. Email me.

1 comment:

Jacky said...

This sounds like bliss! Believe me if I was more financial I would be there in a flash!

Love the aboriginal influence too. Thanks for the story!

Jacky xox