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Packed up and left for the coast. Found a nice park space in Runaway Bay. Had lunch and got the bikes ready for a cycle. While we were getting ready we were interviewed by a journalist for the local paper about our journey to Runaway Bay and our current life values. We cycled 20km mainly along bicycle track along the coast esplanade ...
... large Woolworth's store where Jill bought some trainer socks as her feet were already starting to hurt! Once we got to Carlton we stopped at Brunettis which was another Alex recommendation. We stopped for a very filling coffee and cake where Jill spotted her new favourite shop 'Country Road' which provided both good clothes shopping and a 'country road take me home' sing along every time we walked past a store from then on. Carlton could be described as a 'leafy' suburb which we all ...
... similar to that of Rainbow beach, with an endless row of surfer shops and people hitting the waves. However I could not be more wrong. There were dozens of high rises that competed with Brisbane's sky line and numerous restaurants and clubs all over the place.
We checked in and went out for a walk to scout out the new surroundings for the next few days. We soon discovered that it was most definitely the ...
... natural" with lots of slimy moss. Mataranka was a lot less slimy but with lots of very stinky bats!
Also in Mataranka, we got to feed the massive Barramundi at the hotel. You get to walk out onto a little pontoon in a pond and dangle your fingers in the water with some fish food. The Barra don't have teeth but oh my, they cause you to jump when they strike out of the water for the food!
After a refreshing dip, we pulled into the Pink ...
... was given the chance to hold an eagle, play with a male & female dingo inside the enclosure, feed a possum then finally, handle an young owl which loved being scratched behind it head!
My experience at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary was a great one, and I highly encourage anyone in the area to give it a go!