Trip Start Jan 12, 2008
171Trip End Oct 01, 2008
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I briefly contemplate a fishing trip but the weather denies any opportunities to get onto a boat for the day so I head to the airport to hop on a plane to the mainland to see Brisbane and the Gold Coast a day early. I did what I came to do, the reef, and was ready to move on!
Once in Brisbane I check out Fortitude Valley, which is a small neighborhood with a bunch of outdoor bars and a lively alternative scene. A quick bite and a drink and I head downtown for a low-key night by anyone's standards.
If my initial impressions of Brisbane hadn't been glamorous, they were certainly tainted the next morning when I woke up to find my rental car towed from the spot that was assured was safe the night before by the concierge. The only positive that came from this experience was that I was able to take a walking tour of the city before finding the lot that my car had been towed to.
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