Attacked in the wild!!
Trip Start Feb 06, 2012
46Trip End Apr 16, 2012
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At sea -- cruising the Pacific Ocean
Feb 24, 2012 Brisbane Australia.
Brisbane is the capital of the Australian State of Queensland. Population is estimated at two million. Originally a penal colony, it is now one of Australia’s up and coming cities with a combination of Victorian, Edwardian and slick high-tech architecture and a string of sandy beaches. In summer it is broiingly hot as it is part of a subtropical region.Arriving in Brisbane. We had a quick breakfast then left for our nine hour tour “The Mt Tamborine 4WD Experience” -- an experience it was! We got into mini bus type 4WD vehicles and headed out to the Beaudesert area where we embarked on an off road adventure along an original bush track built by pioneers
Our lunch was another open air BBQ -- with lots of attention given to my experience. After lunch we had a whip demonstration followed by a boomerang demonstration. After each of these we were given the opportunity to volunteer to learn how to do each of these.....of course I was right up there -- first to volunteer & make a fool of myself -- I tried & tried to ‘crack’ the whip but just couldn’t manage but it was a few laughs. After I had been at it for a while others tried too (thay had a number of whips). J managed to get a couple of small cracks -- really only one of the people who tried managed (he is a cop from New Jersey). The boomerang -- I SORT OF managed to do that after NUMEROUS tries. These are both really hard things to do.
On the way back the group stopped at a small boutique winery for a wine tasting. It was situated alongside a beautiful river that apparently has a couple of duck billed platypus residents. A few of us decided to forego the wine tasting and look for a platypus --- no luck -- but we did see a few turtles and fish.
One last stop before returning back to the ship --- we pulled off the side of the road and the guide took us just off the road to a clearing
BE SURE TO DOUBLE CLICK ON THE PICTURES TO GO TO THE SLIDE SHOW -- THE CLOSE UPS ARE WORTH SEEING
Feb 25th 2012 --- At sea -- cruising the Great Barrier Reef.