We arrived in Noosa (seems like i start off every blog entry with'we arrived in...') and it appeared more upmarket than anywhere else we'd been. It was a really nice little town on the coast and this was our destination to go canoeing through the everglades. After cooking myself a beast of a curry (i'd been craving one for weeks) we had a good nights sleep before rising early for the trip. There were 9 of us in all, including 3 irish guys who were drunk when they got on the bus, still with wine in hand and they stank like a tramp in a brewery. We had to take minimal stuff with us again but we're getting used to slumming it.
We canoed for 90mins to the campsite and set up just before the heavens opened. The slow irish werent so cunning! We then got our little camp stove going and cooked a mean pasta (get the feeling its all about the food?!), then it was bed as when its pitch black and ur trying to avoid the still drinking irish it was the best option!
We got up early the next morn and canoed 6km then walked 6 km up to a sand dune and back oh and mean while it was all still raining. It literally hadnt stopped from the day before. Was still an amazing site though, and the Noosa River is known as the river of mirrors due to it being so reflective so was v.pretty. Anyway, after canoing 9miles and walking 9miles we were understandable knackered so it was an early night again which was probably good cos we were awake past of the night due to thunderstorms...and the irish were still drinking!!!
Next morn was back up early again packing up all the wet gear and heading back to the mainland. We got into a decent hostel and spent the day chilling (and drying) out. We were able to check out the town more and just really liked the atmosphere. We decided to spend a few days here which included a trip to Steve Irwins zoo which was a fantastic day. I got to feed elephants and kangaroos and hold a croc and pat a koala...I loved it! The 'Crocoseum' was really good and the show was great too. Possibly the best day Ive had since being away so far. What he's done to conserve and educate is pretty amazing. If you come to the east coast youve GOT TO do this.
And then it was on to Brisbane....
P.S. Happy Birthday June! xx