From Brisbane we traveled north through Sunshine Coast region to Great Sandy National Park, which includes Cooloola beach and Fraser Island. First was Cooloola beach. We camped a couple of nights, mainly just relaxing and walking up and down the beach. The beach is brilliant for walking on – when the tide recedes it’s wide, smooth, flat and packed hard. Also makes it good for driving on. I did some fishing – this is where my kinship with the swallowtail dart first developed. Over the next week or so I would catch nothing but small, crappy darts. I also fossicked for cockles to use as bait. In Eastern Australia they’re called pippis and grow much larger than the ones I’m used to.