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Published: January 19th 2010
Well guys a lot has happened since we last blogged ....as ever.
Next stop was Brisbane...again another city. We stayed in a dorm here 30 beds in one room my god it stank it was in the basement so no light and 30 travelers smelly shoes and clothes just isnt a good plan plus the midnigt bedhopping that you just dont want to hear just close your eyes and think of england!.
We spent our time here as much as we could outside. Brisban has a man made beech right in the centre it was amazing to see and so great for families...they seem to be good here at creating things for kids to do.
We walked around the city and then went on to Steve Irwins Australia Zoo. Crikey mate it was Bonza!
Honestly it was a good day we have spent 3 months avoiding zoos but couldnt miss this one even without Steve being there. We met his Wife and Kids and saw even his little girl feeding the crocs in the crazy way he did and in all it was a great zoo. The animals are kept in acres of land that isnt on display
then they take it in turn to be on display in the parts you can see. The whole day was entertaining and great fun.
We got our tent to save money and went on to our next stop Noosa full of excitement to camp. We arrived in the evening and started walking to the campsite it took us hours in the heat with our bags so we were exhausted and dripping with sweat only to find out the site was full. By now it was dark we walked to a hostel and they were full it was getting beyond a joke we started calling hostels but everywhere was full and wouldnt even let us camp on the grass. We got so desperate we started looking for hedges to sleep behind. The police are quite hot on illeagle camping. Anyway after lots of tears we descided to just keep walking we couldnt sleep in the trees because we were scared of snakes and spiders so walking was all we could do to stop us for giving in....eventually we came across a hostel that had room thankgod. We got to our dorm to find lots of teenage boys who basicly told
us if we wanted to sleep to piss off and find another room, so we went back to reception to get another key but this room there didnt seem to be any spare beds so third time lucky we got a bed and some sleep.
Noosa seems to be a oz LA so lots of rich kids on holidays in Villas that daddy has paid for but apart from that it was very pretty we walked along the cost and chilled on the beach but not much else.
After this time we wee felling pretty much as down as we could be nothing seemed to be working out and we were just pretty much pissed off with australia so we went on to Lees aunty Veras in Hervey bay.
My god it was great...ok so shes has a beautiful house and was so happy to see us ...a reception we had yet to experience in Oz. We spent a whole week at Veras chilling on the beautiful beaches or using her jeep to visit local villages like Rainbow beech, Tin Can bay and Bundaberg...it was so nice to have our own transport and have a nice bed
to come home to and of course lots of great food. When driving you really get a sense of just how vast the country is with miles upon miles of nothingness and a few ranches dotted here and there oh and a few dead Kangaroos thrown in.
While at veras and for my birthday we went to fraiser Island the worlds biggest sand island. We did a 2 night 3 day self drive trip in a group of nine we were given a 4x4 and camping equipment and pretty much left to do our own thing....we had such a good time here a far cry from the last few days! The group was great fun and took it in turns driving in the sand, getting stuck in the sand and digging out of the sand. We had dingos in our camp at night and saw huge stingray in the sea and lots of huge jelly fish which lee stayed well clear of after his experience in Thailand all thoes years ago.
We drove in the day to visit the sites on the island and on the last day went to a pefect lake right in the middle it was
so perfect we had a great time there just all messing around we didnt want to leave.
We are now in a town called 1770 socalled because in 1770 Captin Cook landed here. We are finally camping in the grounds of a hostel but its the most beautiful hostel we have ever seen more like a retreat with beautiful grounds and a pool we are staying here because it is cheep for 4 days. We used the free yes free push bikes to explore yesterday and are having surf lessons tomorrow. Everything seems too cheap to be true so we are making the most of it.
Its funny how quickly you can be down and how quickly you can be loving it again. With all the stories from home we are so jealous of all the snow and cant believe we have missed the best snow in England ever but hey I guess we will get over it.
Love to you all as ever and thankyou our regulars for all the messages and sorry about the spelling cant find spell check woops and as ever will add the photos as soon as I can you cant do
it on all computers.
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