Torquay Tropicana Motel
Travel Blogs from Torquay
... for a few minutes and then give up deciding I must have missed Jay in the place so I go back. The queue doesn't seem to have gotten any smaller and has the same people in it. I see Jay coming out of the men's because surprise surprise there's no queue for that toilet. I tell Jay 'let's find somewhere else' as I can't be ***** to queue but he tells me to suck it up and queue. I realise he wants a chance with wifi so I remain in the queue. After a while the lady in front of me walks ...
... just the two of us, and five and a half million flies going for our sandwiches. Very romantic. We had learnt the previous day from a bus driver that there were no buses back from Bells Beach, and so we would have to walk back to Torquay, even though we had already completed that section of track. We didn't mind this as it was a pleasant walk, however as we approached the heavens opened and the heat and humidity of the day cleared. Within a minute we were soaked, our ...
... booked the best one for location. Torquay beach is at one end of the park with a bike path running all the way up the coastline towards the town centre. There is a huge surf shopping centre with a surf museum and all the big brand surf shops just up the road. Unfortunately the discount outlets were nowhere near as good as the ones in Queensland so my anticipated shopping spree didn’t happen which is probably just ...
Tuesday, 12th November
First golf game at 'The Sands' at Torquay. The weather was very gloomy, with 30 - 40km winds, and showery (even sleet), for the first 9 holes. The rain eventually stopped, however, it was very still very windy. I ended up with 27 pts, and Ian had 24 - which was enough to win the Men's Comp. Shirley won the ladies with 32pts on countback from Trish. Trish & Pugsly won the team event with Ian and Shirley coming second.
... a shower.
Communal showers and toilets just like at a hostel. But these showers
were capped to four minutes! Back at the camper it was just getting
dark, better cook dinner. This is where we made our first mistake. Do
not try to cook in the dark. We couldnt see a thing. Not good when
cooking meat, and even worse when trying to wash up.
bed, we were pretty shattered. We pulled our bed out for the first time,
put on our sheet and pillows ...