. It is really difficult to plan out a trip like this though when you are back at home with nothing but a guidebook for assistance, we just weren't to know what it is like before we got here. Plus it doesn't help matters when the guidebook tells you to go to all the 'hidden gems that no one else goes to'... when in actual fact the reason that no one goes there is because there is bugger all to do! But hey our week in Noosa was lovely and we could have quite happily sat around the pool reading for many more days to come (by the way I'm now on page 378 out of about 1000 in Lord of the Rings and loving every word of it). We treated ourselves to a trip to the cinema on Friday to see the new Harry Potter film, which was flipping brilliant and the highlight of the whole week!! I'm working on getting Tom to let us go back and see it again! We also went canoeing on the river, Tom spent most of the week doing laps in the pool and we had a couple of very tense games of chess :) As we stayed for over a week, this was also the first time that we become 'old hands' at the hostel; we got to know everyone who worked there, we saw different people coming and going, took over the dorm room with our stuff, got our pick of the 'free food box' (which we think was magical, if we wanted something in particular all we had to do was think of it and it would be there the next morning.... tea bags, eggs, cooking oil, smarties, jam, cereal, biscuits... you name it and it would mysteriously appear)! In all in all our week in Noosa was exactly what we needed it to be... calm, serene, (mostly) sunny and relaxed.
When we first arrived in Noosa we only had plans to stay for two days to allow us time to visit the zoo; well in actual fact we ended up staying for over a week. The weather was glorious for most of the week and each day we would have a lie-in, get up have some breakfast, go for a swim, sit around the pool reading, chat to people and watch films... and by the end of the day we wouldn't want to leave so we would book in for an extra night. This happened everyday and before we knew it we had been in Noosa for over a week just relaxing and getting some rest. Since we started this trip we have been moving at such a rapid pace, a new town approximately every three days, that we didn't realise how tired we had become and Noosa seemed as good a place as any to stop and rest for a few days. Granted it wasn't the most exciting week we have ever had but I think we both needed it. It also gave us chance to plan out the rest of out time here in Oz and we have definately come to the conclusion that we have given ourselves too much time here; we could easily do everything we want to and still have three weeks left before we need to leave