Crocs and Kepple

Trip Start Jun 22, 2010
Trip End Aug 24, 2010

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Auntie Pamela's

Flag of Australia  , Queensland,
Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hi All,

Sorry it's been such a long time since our last blog. I think we were staying at the only home in Australia without any form of internet.

Since our last update we’ve been staying at my Aunt's house in Yeppoon, near Rockhampton. Apart from having a funny name, Yeppoon is also meant to have the good weather we’ve been searching for while we’ve been in Australia. Unfortunately, even after driving another 7 hours north, the rain had followed us. My Aunt said all the farmers in the area get excited when the pohms come, as we bring the rain with us; and we did.

Our first day in Yeppoon and it hooned it down the whole time. Luckily neither me or Amy woke up til midday so, as we were so knackered from the Fraser Island trip, so we didn’t miss out on much.

The next day we went to the famous crocodile farm near Yeppoon. It had over 300 crocs and we got to have a crocodile burger and a crocodile kebab. The woman said crocodiles only need to breath 5 times a day. I’m not sure if I believe that, so if someone could wikipedia it, that’d be great.

That night we went to my Aunt’s best friend’s house for dinner. He cooked an amazing steak. Amy had to force down two glasses of Muscat, which she hated, but which the host insisted she had. She was more than a little merry.

The next day we were up early to get the boat to Keppel Island. It was a tad rough on the water and Amy went a colour that can only be described as mushy-pea green. One woman on the boat chundered everywhere, but Amy managed to hold on it in.

 Again, the weather was on our side when we really needed it to be. Amy was very pleased as she got her first full day of sunbathing in. We spent the whole day on the beach. We’d been to the harbour before we got on the boat and bought a bag of the biggest prawns you’ve ever seen. We ate them on the beach with a bottle of wine we got given by my Aunt’s friends. It was amazing!

Spent the afternoon on the beach, and you will all be surprise to read that I burnt. Not in the most obvious of places though. Highlights include: the top of my foot and the side of belly.

Just on the way to Airlie Beach as I write this, traveling on the Bruce Highway. Amy and I have discovered that a much cheaper way of seeing the wildlife Australia has to offer is to inspect the road-kill on the side of the road. So far we’ve seen a koala and several wallabies and kangaroos.

On Tuesday we’re setting sail around the Whitsunday’s for 3 days of sailing fun. It should be amazing, but again, I wont be able to update the blog. Will update it as soon as I get the chance!
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Mum on

Glad the weather has turned in your favour at last. Can't say the same here - it's dropped from 28 on Saturday to under 18 with rain yesterday. And Rachel is camping - yes, camping- at the Yorkshire Show. Keep having fun - and lets hope you don't need sea sickness pills on the Solway Lass! Speak soon. Love to you both. Mum xx

Mummy on

Thank you for your updates, sounds like you are having an amazing time. Carrie has had a baby girl they are naming her Abbie-Kate, Finley is a really good big brother. Look forward to your next blog.
Love you loads XXX

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