23.12.2013 - 08.01.2014 35 °C
Within my last couple of weeks in Australia I have had a blast!
Went to Double Island point with a friend (Tour guide at work) and some friends, this included driving down the beach and freshwater track! Went for walk up double island point and saw several dolphins, turtles etc – pretty cool!! Also, got to swim in the sea for while before heading to the Fresh water lake. This lake was beautiful and we all went for a swim
Another day drove to a secret area of searys creek where there was only a few other people. Went for a swim and a little fish even bit my arse!! Haha. We dived in the water and messed around for while which was needed as was so HOT.
Maaike and Kal made me a goodbye lunch – which was healthy, shock horror, but was really nice and on the morning that I left Rainbow Beach Denise cooked me egg and bacon on the BBQ! Lovely send off
Got bus down to Noosa where I did the Noosa Everglades, this included a cruise on a boat up the Noosa River, canoeing for while to the place where they cook you BBQ before cruise back to the boat ramp. Was overcast, thank god, because was so hot the day before and afterwards that don’t think I would of paddled I would of swam!
New Year was spent in Noosa with some friends that I met previously in the year, went to the beach and went in the sea in the first hour of 2014! Also watched the sun set at Noosa Spit one night and a lookout over the river and spit another night. Went to the main beach and Little Cove to sun bathe and swim whilst the days seemed to be getting hotter. A great way to start the new year
Got bus down to Maroochydore, 30 mins south of Noosa. The heat wave that started in Noosa got to its full strength at this point, was recorded some of the highest temperatures for this time of year on the east coast. Was VERY uncomfortable heat, defiantly too hot to sun bathe. There was a shopping centre here so had chance to look round this and go into the river opposite the hostel to be able to cool down.
Headed to Brisbane where I will be catching my flight to New Zealand in couple of days. I am glad to go for relief of the weather hopefully. After days of a heat wave came an amazing tropical thunderstorm. The lightening was every 5-6 seconds and the thunder rumbled through you not around you like normal. Queen street of Brisbane became a river for while with the amount of rain fall in minutes. Was mental.