Travel Blogs from Surfers Paradise
... did we do some walking at the market! You better believe it! It is very much like a smaller Victoria Market, and we did it justice! I doubt there was a shop that we didn't go in, but we only bought from every third one!!! By 4pm we dragged our weary bodies back to the bus stop and waited for the bus to take us to Pacific Fair. The lovely bus driver didn't charge us for that leg of the journey - we must have looked so ...
... was an ambulance at the start of the climb, it seems someone had twisted there ankle and they were waiting for them, not as I first thought that they might be waiting for me.
The sign at the bottom said steep inclines, Grade HARD and vertical scrambling up a chain and 4.4 km to the summit, so off we strolled, well at least for the first 20 metres and then the steps started.
The rain forest was very pretty and the temp was ...
... pretty hot today'
`We don't regard this as hot, its only 32 degrees'
`So what would you describe as hot then ?'
So we shut up. At the campsite he said
`That will be 12.50 but we wont bother with the small change, call it 12 dollars'
So we paid up and off he went.
For the life of me I don't know what we had done to upset the man, maybe he was just anti Brit or maybe he felt we were contaminating his new Toyota, ...
... with kurt at the wheel, me trying to navigate and Vince trying to work the radio crammed between us. Almost hit a motorcyclist, he wasn't happy, lots of shouting and swearing at us through the window which we put our hands up in apology. Apart from that all smooth! Arriving in surfers paradise, we see a huge beach with massive crashing waves that backs onto a modern centre of posh mirrored skyscraper apartment ...
A short drive from Brisbane was the beach resort of Surfers Paradise. This was my first experience of Australia's beaches. As you can tell from the name, this is a popular spot for surfing, so the sea was a little rough for swimming, more a case of jumping the waves. The water
here in Australia was noticeably colder than Asia, bracing! The lifeguards here did a great job of keeping the crowds (my stay coincided with a weekend, public holiday ...