Published: September 13th 2006September 13th 2006
First of all, how sad to hear of the death of Steve Irwin. After having visited his zoo a few weeks ago I came away with the impression that all his staff adored him. Stevo will be missed thats for sure.
Since my last update: I headed to Byron Bay, spending 3 wonderfully relaxing days there. In fact it was just what I needed after a hectic couple of months! Didn't do much except for sleep and chill. oh and got a bit of a sunburn as well. But it was pretty quiet there (out of season) so headed back on myself to Surfers Paradise on the Friday night to visit Pat, Dave and Cam and have a night out. Decided to head up to Brisbane the next day. I would have to head back there to catch my flight to Adelaide anyway, so thought it would be easier to head back there now rather than messing around and doing more travelling in a few days.
Headed up to Brisbane with Dave and met up with Gus, a guy I met in Dougie's. Hung around for a few days, drunk a bit more, but overall got pretty bored with
Brisbane. Nice place, but not a huge amount to do, especially when the weathers bad, as it was at this time.
On the Thursday I flew down to Adelaide ready to work at the show on the Friday. Checked into the apartments, which were very nice indeed, and share with Dani and Aurore, both of whom I'd worked with in the Brisbane show. From the Friday through til the following Saturday, we worked 12 hour days. 9 am til 9 pm. Tough. By the time we finished work at 9pm, all we wanted to do was eat and sleep so no real adventures in Adelaide (except for Dani nearly burning down the apartment, but thats another story!). Only really got to see any of the place on our last day in Adelaide on the Saturday night. On Sunday, I flew to Sydney.
Met up with family in Sydney which has been great. Will get some photos online soon for family back home. Slept for 14 hours straight on Sunday night/Monday morning - much needed! Yesterday I did all the touristy things in Sydney and headed to the top of the Sydney Tower, Darling Harbour, rode the monorail, and
of course went to see the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Even more impressive in real life! Had a really good day.
Will be calling up soon to book my flight home, probably going to be the last week of October, funds are running seriously low so can't stay longer than that unfortunately!
There are more photos below