|Without words...on the way to Fraser.|
Day 257 (20 Aug) Tuesday.
A very early start...the plane leaves the Sunshine Coast Airport at about 8am, we are to assemble a bit earlier. That means a drive to Maroochydore via the university to make it in time requires a 5.30am departure.
|The tunnel, at 6.12am|
|Car park sight|
It wasn't my first visit to Fraser and of course as an island and environment it is a significant part of our cultural and literary heritage. Among other things, I am reminded of one of Patrick White's novels, A Fringe of Leaves. The meeting is an important one, the Council is effectively the University's board of directors, but there is some time to make a tour of the facilities and check out some of the Island's history (the sand mining legacy remains apparent).
|At lights, at 6.12pm|
While waiting by the car, I notice some of the flora in the car park...the sun hits it in a particular way and the colour and contrast are quite stunning. It seems a fitting end to the day.