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Published: June 26th 2009
The rainy Eumundi Markets
We headed south after Hervey Bay and stopped in Eumundi to check out the huge market. Alex loves markets and we had heard from all sorts while we were working in Mooloolaba that the Eumundi Market was great. So we stopped there to not spend any money and ended up with no cash. The stuff we bought was great. First, we grabbed a giant Bavarian style bratwurst that brought back Oktoberfest to my upper esophagus. We walked past loads of artwork that was really interesting but the fifty in our pocket wasn't sufficient. Then we saw a coffee stand and seriously considered buying a bag of over-priced local coffee. After shaking our heads and buying more incense than we could ever burn in a lifetime, we purchased Eumundi coffee at a more reasonable stall and headed back to Janis with empty pockets.
Unfortunately, I had left the lights on and Janis was dead. Considering we didn't have the tools required to revive her we thought we would be stuck paying the RACQ (BCAA in Queensland) to jump us. After looking pitiful trying to push Janis towards a hill for a push start some guys came to help us get her
We could have spent lots at this market. Luckily we didn't have much cash
into position. Surprise surprise, it didn't work. Perhaps the hill wasn't big enough. But now we were stuck at the bottom of the hill with no jump leads. But we hit a bit of luck after looking as pitiful as possible for about forty-five minutes when an old man revived Janis.
Sufficiently charged, we continued south to Noosa Heads. Neighbours with Mooloolaba but slightly more infamous as a surfing hotspot, we had been told it was un-missable. The sets were fantastic! It made me wish I had driven up there from the backpackers to surf. We watched in envy for about an hour and then continued to the Mooloolaba Backpackers after a short diversion to Dan Murphy's.
The first thing we saw
when we pulled in to the parking lot was Sungu. The first thing we heard
was his high-pitched squeal. It was fantastic to say hello to everyone who was still there. About half of the folks we hung around with had left. But there were still enough people around for a party. Fortunately, we had stopped at Dan Murphy's first. Excellent planning! It was just like old times... except without the work. Kerri even gave Alex
Noosa Heads beach
and I a double room for free. We stayed in Mooloolaba for a couple of days. Just long enough to see everyone and catch up on our blogs with some free internet. It was great to spend the last night in Queensland in our second home.
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