K'gari

Haveagoodweekend everyone 🙂 I took that photo last time we went whale watching.

Here is Christopher Cross’s ‘Sailing’

The Butchulla people called (still call) Fraser Island K’gari. It means paradise and that is exactly what it is!

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. (source wikipedia)

 

12 thoughts on “Sailing

    1. Haha – so different from here (it’s still really hot, even though Autumn is only a few days away). We can see K’gari from our beach here (just a little bit of it because it is a long distance)- the island is between us and the great big ocean, so it protects us from big waves.

  1. this just picked me up and put me into another place, beautiful! love the flourish of folklore at the end. K’gari has a wonderful sound to it, dont you think? its just a beautiful name. i shall name one of the kittens K’gari

    1. K’gari does have a wonderful sound and would make an excellent cat name tipota – has a growling, teethy overture to it – haha The indigenous peoples have such amazing tales – they call it the dreamtime.

  2. There is something otherworldly about sailing for me. When the waves are carrying me along I become convinced I am some kind of water sprite. It is one of the most beautiful experiences in the world. How lovely to be able to go whale watching!

    1. I’ve only been whale watching once and it was in a bigger boat, but it was amazing (will do it again one day) – it’s one of those things you should do at least once in your lifetime.

  3. I haven’t been whale watching in years … and my husband has never been (he’s missing out on those beautiful creatures).

    Perhaps I should take him on a trip! 🙂

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