After dealing with the previous days torrential rain, the hope for the 11th was of a much better day weather wise. The plan was to visit Australia Zoo, home of Australian celebrity croc hunting / taming family the Irwin's. After that we would head down to Byron Bay in New South Wales and check in for the night.
Indeed, when we got up, the weather was decidedly improved, with blue sky to be seen inbetween the clouds. Unfortunately, the forecast wasn't great, but for now, it was nice not to be soaked when we stepped outside! We set off early again, to make the most of the Zoo.
In the previous days, I had become concerned with how much money I had spent and had remaining. I worked it out that somewhat drastically, I would have to survive on $30 a day in order to stay in Australia until the end of the month, by which time I hoped to have work again. This did however mean that I had to be very careful with money.
Let me say here and now that I have the best friends in the world. Stu, Jess, Scott and Lauren all were massively generous and helped me out for almost a week with entry fees and various other large expenses whilst they were over, and I owe them a great deal. The reason I mention this is that again, on this perticular day Stu and Jess paid my entry to the Zoo. So thank you to all you guys, you are amazing.
We entered the zoo and began looking round. The zoo is absolutely massive, and we were pressed for time, but managed to see just about everything during the day. First up was the crocodile sanctuary and the giant turtle area. They were amazing, just happily basking in the water of their enclosures, paying not a care in the world.