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... degrees. It's the beginning of the rainy season which means that it's extremely hot and humid, two steps outside and you're dripping in sweat. Julie and I spend the whole day trying to do something else then going to the lagoon (which is the only thing you actualy can do here). We first went to a travelagency (read: free use of computers) where we met the Israeli Shim, who started a conversation with me when se read my UCAS statement on my screen which says something about Israel ...
... ship's compass of Captain Cook as he passed the island when sailing up the east coast of Australia in 1770
Hired our car for the day, we actually had a red one!
The island is small,
Drove to Picnic bay lunch & swim. Saw the rock wallaby's at at Arcadia by
Next stop the fort to see Koalas ...
... different story. We hopped on the bus to the entrance to the Forts Lookout walk and trundled 45 minutes up and around a bush trail to gain a view of the island (see photos). Although the view was amazing, along with the views on the way up, the most exciting thing was seeing my first wild koala cuddling a nearby tree (see photos). We didn't get too close though, after all there is an epidemic of chlamydia in koalas at the moment apparently and we didn't fancy taking ...
Today we caught up with Megan and Paul English for lunch.
Paul and I had a great time reminiscing about our Home Brewing adventures when
we were neighbours at Toomulla Beach. Back when we would consume a 22lt Home
Brew Beer Keg in an afternoon session between us whilst the girls were at work.
We returned to Paul and Shelly’s just in time to watch the start of the NRL
Cowboys Vs Bronco’s game. Well done the Cowboys.
... meter uit op het uitkijk punt. Prachtige views maar wel erg fris. Onder aan de klim was het 21 graden en boven nog maar 13. We hadden gelukkig een jas bij ons.Koffie en gebak in het Rainforrest café volgde.
In de middag begonnen met de voorbereiding voor de verhuis dag van morgen. Net lekker mexicaans gegeten.
Lot's of love/Groetjes,
Shirley and Mark