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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Whitsundays » Daydream Island April 9th 2013

Sadly today I left Daydream Island for my return to Brisbane. The boat ride to Hamilton was a bit choppy because of the strong winds and blustery showers. Finally arrived back in Forestdale at 5pm so not much to write about today.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Whitsundays » Daydream Island April 8th 2013

The weather was very hot and sunny today and I went to the south end of the Island where I played crazy golf and outdoor chess. After my long game of chess I went onto a banana ride. Because one of the passengers fell off our ride was shortened so I went back on again with Harry and this time I dragged my Uncle Tony and Grandad on. Harry and I had a plan to throw Tony off the ride. I then went back to the north end of the Island for yet more swimming in the pools and jacussis.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Whitsundays » Daydream Island April 7th 2013

Despite the fact that it rained all day today I still managed to do some snorkelling and this time I took along some fish food to make my fish hunt more interesting. I then went swimming in the pools, went into the jacussi to chilax and played some water polo.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Whitsundays » Daydream Island April 6th 2013

Harry and I watched the various types of fish, rays and sharks being fed in the living reef lagoon that runs within the resort. I then went to Lovers Cove for snorkelling. I had to wear a stinger suit because it was jellyfish season and they give you a nasty sting. I saw a fish called dory (sturgeon fish). parrot fish and clown fish. When I had finished snorkelling I went on a sting ray splash where I got to go in the sting ray living reef and fed the rays and fish and I got to hold a star fish, sea cucumber and touch some coral such as anenome, ghost coral, mushroom coral and brain coral.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Hamilton Island April 5th 2013

Today I flew from Brisbane to Hamilton Island where I boarded a boat for Daydream Island. Daydream Island is one of the Whitsunday Islands situated in the Great Barrier Reef. The Whitsunday Islands were discovered by Captain Cook in 1770 when he sailed through the Islands on Whitsunday hence the name Whitsunday Islands. I went to my room which was on the ground floor of a hotel block which had french doors opening onto grass and then a beach. There were lots of cockatoos and kangaroos just outside on the grass. I had a late swim in one of the five free formed pools and then went for my evening meal.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Gold Coast April 4th 2013

Today I went to Movie World with my family. I started with the Batwing space shot ride which is the highest attraction in the park. I then went on the Justice League 3Dthe Ride and after that I went to watch the Holywood Stunt Driver. I went on Road Runner which was a roller coaster and then I went to see the 4D Ice Age show. I then went on the Scooby-Doo Spookey Coaster rider and I like it so much I went on it twice more. I watched the Parade on Main Street and then I went on the Wild West Falls Adventure Ride and I got wet. I ended up on the bumper cars and playing the machines in the arcade. I then went home and had a night time swim in the pool. ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane April 3rd 2013

I started my day with a ride in my uncles 1966 Ford Mustang which he has maintained for a number of years. Its his pride and joy and its really cool. Later that morning we collected my cousin Harry and we went to Mt. Coot-tha where there is a fantastic lookout point which gives you a great view of Brisbane. We stopped for a milk shake and I tried my first pink magnum lolly. From there we went on to Simpson's Waterfall and although we did not reach it because the walk was too long we did walk along part of the river bed on the rocks that border each side. Harry and I then played football and saw a goanna in a tree. A goanna is a large lizard which can grow up to 4 ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane April 2nd 2013

Today I went with my cousin Harry to Redcliffe which is a town on Moreton Bay. I spent most of the day climbing the rocks along the waters edge looking for fish and crabs. A fisherman gave me and my cousin some bait for crabs. The bait was herring. Whilst crab fishing I also went digging for rock crystal and I found some rose quartz and crystal. There were some peilicans flying about. The beach area was a large park called Pelican Park. I then went to see the house where the Bee Gees lived and in the town there is a memorial to them with pictures and names of some of their famous songs. When I got home I had to get ready to see the Outback Spectacular which is about a famous race horse ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane April 1st 2013

Today I went to the Gold Coast and en route I stopped at the Strawberry Farm for a special strawberry sundae. When I got to the Gold Coast I stopped at Surfers Paradise where I went for a swim in the South Pacific Ocean to jump some big waves. There was a helicopter flying over as people were swimming to look out for sharks because they often get washed up to shore because of the cyclones. There were lifeguards patrolling the beach for any danger and shark nets around the beach area just out to sea a little. I left Surfers Paradise and went to Burleigh Heads further along the coast for lunch and then we did some shopping where I bought some goggles, togs and a rash shirt. When I got back home I did ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane March 30th 2013

Today I went to southbank and had a look at all the the attractions, one of the attractions i saw was a building of which batman was filmed. Shortly after that we had lunch at subway, my order was a 6inch pepperoni and salami with cucumber, onion, lettuce and sweet chili sauce. when we made our way home we all got ready to go out for a meal because it was my aunty jeanys birthday.... read more

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