01.12.2008 - 01.12.2008 32 °C
Everybody is looking just as good as I feel this morning so I'm content that I'm not the only one suffering from the early start.
My next stop is a town about 2-3 hours north of Brisbane, Noosa Heads, playground of the rich and famous of Australia and boy I can see why! After a short detour to see the Glasshouse Mountains just north of Brisbane (there is an aboriginal dreamtime tale about how they were formed and they are considered to be just as important as Uluru), we arrived into Noosa at about 9.30am.
I was joined at my accommodation by Daragh (Co Kerry in Ireland), Juliana (Brazil) and Ina (Hamburg, Germany) who were also on the OzE bus. Daragh was meeting up with some friends so Juliana, Ina and I decided on a tour of the shops! Again, some window shopping but there is a very good vibe about Noosa - the properties are all pretty much in the $million category and the shops pretty much accompany that vibe.
The main street has some great cafes where people sit outside and watch the world go by - very chilled and quite a marked contrast from Surfers Paradise!
This afternoon Juliana, Ina and I, joined by Kevin from France (never heard of Kevin being a French name before!!!) for a walk through the national park area of Noosa Heads - a great place to see koalas in the wild apparently, and dolphins - I'm determined to see both!
The walk follows a coastal path past a number of beaches and to a point where you can view marine life - about 5 miles round trip in total I'd say. Get me being such a bush sheila!
No dolphins or koalas to report of I'm afraid to say but saw some stingrays and turtles from the headland and lots of lizards! Thankfully no snakes, even though we had been warned about them!!
My feet are starting to resemble trotters - they are so puffy! The walking and the heat are not helping one bit, I bet I wouldn't be able to totter around the town in Jimmy Choos now (darn!).
Juliana and I booked the shuttle bus to take us to Australia Zoo for the following day (Steve Irwin's place) so it was time for an early night - all this fresh air gets to you! Plus the early starts don't help!