Thursday, June 11, 2009

Motoring Up The East Coast

Well we're over halfway through our little camper adventure and we're getting on great with it. So far we've been making the most of it and staying in campsites the whole time.

Our first real destination was Byron Bay. The weather there was only okay though so we didn't really get on to the beach much. It was grey and misty for most of the 3 days. We did get to squeeze in some surfing lessons and we both managed to stand up on some waves so we were happy enough with that.
There was a really nice headland walk there where we got to go out to the most easterly point of Australia

and we got to see this lighthouse which is supposedly the biggest/brightest one in the southern hemisphere.

Then after that we headed to North Stradbrook Island. It's supposed to be fab but I think you'd need good weather for it and we didn't have that at all. There's one stretch of beach all along the east coast of the island that's 18km long but we only had a quick look because it was so blustery.

Anyway after that we had a quick stop in Brisbane, did a bit of shopping but the most expensive thing was the $32 we had to pay for 2 hours parking!

After that the weather picked up and we had 3 lovely days in Noosa. We loved it there. Hired a surfboard one of the days to put our new found surf skills to use.

Nest stop was Rainbow Beach. It was a quiet enough spot but the beach there was lovely.
After that we had two hard days driving, well Foss did. We covered over 1000km to get from Rainbow Beach to Airlie Beach where we are now. It's really nice here but the main attraction is the Whitsunday Islands and we're heading off in a boat this evening for a 3 day trip around them. We're really looking forward to it.

So that's about all really.
Don't forget to keep in touch with comments and emails, love hearing from home.
Jan and Paul

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