Yes I escaped Bundaberg! Sweeet… place was a dive..anyway headed to Rainbow Beach. Stayed at Pippies which was really nice. Bumped into 2 hungovers boys who I met in Cairns. "Mark and Josh" Strange how I keep bumping into people I have met along the way. Pippies hostel is really nice, a TV room with leather sofas and films normally on every night. Free breakfast every morning too. Bonus! So we all had our 4W4 Self Drive Fraser island tour briefing then we headed to the shops as a team to buy the teams food. Of course I took charge and started suggesting things to put on our shopping list! Yes me being organised… got to shop and quickly became apparent that we had a few others things to buy.. was supposed to be $20 per person including booze but we ended up spending $25 each on food alone. We headed back to hostel and I cooked a massive spag bowl and shared some with my new Swedish friend Robin. So watched Italian job and then headed to bed. Early start, we had 8 in our car, was a full car but everyone was amazing! Robin and Christian from Sweden, AnSophie and Noelle from Germany, Jasmin from Austria (my new best friend) and obviously my old pals from Cairns Josh and Mark. Mark drove first and was pretty good. I drove for 2 seconds on the first day, then managed to drive on the second day to Lake Allom OMG the drive was terrible.. Roots coming out the floor creating steps for me to drive over, dry sand and narrow pathways.. scary plus I don't slow down in dry sand or for steps lol basically the guys faces was so funny… Robin said he wont forget me for my driving skills and that his glad to be alive.. lmao! Anyways we visited some nice places over the next 2/3 days including, Lake Wabby, Mohino ship wreck along the beach, massive sand dunes hot feet,Eli Creek floating in cold water, champagne pools, wave fun, Allom Lake, lake Mackenzie clear waters photos under water with everyone. Jasmin, Robin, Mark and Josh fun times. Nightime fun! Mark and Alex! Josh trying with AnSophie lol funny… gonna meet with Noelle when I arrive in Perth so should be pretty cool. Looking forward to going to Perth to meet Eleanor.(Will's sister)
Got back to Rainbow beach to only bump into the terrible two.. my best pals Vicky and Lyzette.. guess what they are doing Frazer Island after being stuck in Agnes water due to the floods and I will see them again in Noosa…cool
Got to Noosa and stayed at Dolphin Beach house, lovely hostel.. think I had the best nights sleep since being in Oz. Got picked up at 7.45 for the Noosa Discovery Canoeing, canoeing along the everglades actually sounded like fun at the time of booking - boring and hard work! The river was so still at times that the trees reflected on them looked like mirrors.. was pretty cool, worse experience was walking up the mountain to get to the sand patch.. not being funny but you see one sand patch you have seen them all.. plus it took 2 hours or so to get up there and the path wasn't the most direct course.. was proper stressed but I kept myself occupied with songs and things to do when I get back to England… yes that's how bored and hot I was.. Plus kept freaking myself out thinking dingoes and snakes… so helped me walk faster anyways.. plus I thought about some tips of walking which a very nice man at home told me.. needless to stay I was and am still acheing all over from my canoeing experience. Day 1 we arrived at camp at 2pm and had nothing to do for the afternoon but put up your tents and wait for the darkness.. oh and I had to put my tent up alone as some german girl thinks its beneath her and was happy to vanish whilst I struggled alone. L sad times. Day 2 we woke at stupid o clock (6.30am) to get up to sandpatch, was a good 5 hours to get there and walk up and then walk down, then we went swimming in river which is apparently infested in bull sharks but its been a while since the last one was spotted so I took a little risk… lol I risked my life to be cooler.. sounds rather scary now thinking about it tbh. Got back to camp and basically died, had a lovely dinner and then 1 cup of goon then bed.. basically slept well but not so well if you get what I mean?! Laid on one side and my whole thigh on my right is now numb and sore at the same time. s***! Day 3 woke up and was so excited about getting back to the hostel that I took the tent down with german girl still sleeping.. yep I put tent up and took it down all on my own, lads didn't help or even offer. So excited about getting back I tried to canoe as hard and fast as I could.
Got to hostel in Noosa (Dolphin Beach house) and guess who I see? My bezzies Lyzette and Vicky! YAY! Excited! So I showered, cleaned my feet and we all headed to Sunshine coast for a walk along beach, we did some jumping shots and had a right old natter.. we decided to head to the Irish place in town for cheap food, Lyzette had steak (which looked amazing) Vicky had Chicken Parmagian (smothered chicken) and I head a beef wrap with fries.. mmmm yum.. we had a few beers then headed back to collect the shuttle bus.. back at hostel, we decided on a quiet girls night in, well we decided but it didn't work out like that (as usual) we painted our nails and decided to polish off our goon bags and play drinking games with the lads from Midlands Alex and Nick! Had a good old drink then I had to hit the sack as I had a early start in the morning, "Going to the zoo, zoo, zoo wish you could come too too too"
Up early as going to Australian Zoo today "best tourist attraction in Australia as voted in 2008" apparently.. Steve Irwins Zoo to you and me! See some amazing shows! But highlight was defo feeding the elephants…..!! even bought a photo to prove it.. was wicked.. see lots of animals.. had my photo taken with a koala bear andstroke a tiny alligator.. funny time of day was around 12pm, went to watch the show and they offered a free prize. Well they said to do an impression of your favourite animal so I tried being a elephant (everyone that knows me knows that I love elephants) I gave it a ago. Guess what?? I won and had to show the whole crosssiuem my elephant impression! I won a free magazine worth $8 was very impressed.. good mag too.. didn't manage to see all the zoo wasn't enough time. Got a few pictures printed and then headed for greyhound. Guess what Lyzette and Vicky were on my bus! Excited much??! Yes!! Brisbane baby!
Brisbane well what can I say? Big city! Lots of drunks?!and pie face! Lol last night got so drunk but was amusing. Me and lyzette sat outside down under and basically created a circle in the middle of the pavement and some guys kept joining with treats, crisps, chocolate, fags the lot! Was fun.. Vicky snogged a guy and didn't come home.. funniest point thou….Got back to room, found a girl in my bed. I was shocked so had to double take.. yes there was a girl in my bed.. I ran outside and said to lyzette "what do I do theirs a girl in my bed?" she said "kick her out" so I went back inside got up on the top bunk and sat there and watched her.. yep I watched her sleep for 10 minutes, then I told her "get out my bed" a little convo and I explained drunkenly "your in my f***ing bed, get out now" she rolled over and explained "I dressed this bed so I will take my pillow case" I was like I dressed this bed b**** so don't lie.. she just stole my pillow case but that's fine I had a spare one that my friends bought me at H-D! she ran off somewhere.. I fell alsleep.. got woke up by hoovering… and a girl skyping on her mobile.. reminded me to skype my lovely man.. but internet wasn't working.. basically I bought a little notebook laptop today. Its pretty cool, will update blog more often now…
Having a wicked time, really gonna miss Vicky and Lyzette when I leave Brisbane L hopefully see them soon thou..