G'Day from Sheila n Sheila

Trip Start Nov 08, 2008
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Flag of Australia  , Queensland,
Friday, January 16, 2009

(please read the following in an Aussie accent to gain full effect)


It's Sheila n Sheila here. The heat's a blinder and we're sweating like a pair of Polar Bears on a beach.

Well, might I say, after some 5 minutes in the tropical rainforest of northern Queensland, Sheila and myself have discovered we do not belong in the tropical rainforest of northern Queensland or any other rainforest for that matter.

As usual, Sheila didn't like the first room we were given at the hotel so they arranged to move us whilst we went for a look round. One of the first things we discovered was Cane Toad racing in the local bar, the second, although I didn't tell Sheila this, was that a rat ran across the floor of the restaurant where we ate our meal last night - not that the place was rat infested, it just lived in the bush alongside the table we were sat at!! Talk about tucka trial, jumpin' kangaroos, the place is alive with critters!!

We flew into Melbourne last Weds which was great. We loved every minute of it. It's a fantastic, cosmopolitan city with great shops and good restaurants. Whilst there, as some of you may know, we had a bizaar encounter with William May, the guy who created the dinosaurs in "Walking with Dinosaurs". These celebs just won't leave us alone, Flamin' Galas.

From Melbourne we headed down the Great Ocean road. Nice views, good scenery. We managed to spot some kangaroos (although all dead from car incidents) a snake in the middle of the road and some koalas up a tree.

From there we made our way to Adelaide to visit my best pal Lynds and also the wineries. Had Lynds not been in the blossoming stages of pregnancy I can't help but think that me and Sheila would still be there. Jacob, if you're listening, we like your creak. - the lunch wasn't bad either.

From Adelaide we've flown up to Cairns and then driven up to Port Douglas in Northern Queensland. This is where Sheila and I have discovered our dislike for animals which aren't household pets - spiders, snakes, toads, crocs, stingers. There's not much here that's cuddly. We can't even swim in the sea! Sharks have been sighted here recently - I mean, did we not learn enough from the bear incident?

Anyway, Sheila and myself are going to embark on yet another "we sell it to you like it's pleasant but really you'll be praying for your life" boat trip to see the Great Barrier reaf. It better be good because after resorting to trying on my life jacket to check it fitted on the "gentle" cruise round Doubtful Sound in New Zealand, I'll not be laughing if some Dingo mis-sells it.

Right, Sheila and I are off throw a couple of shrimps on the barby, crack open a few tinnies and to examine the "I've just got out of the tumble dryer, don't ask" style that my hair has gone in for now - is there no end to the follicle fun it can have!

Hopefully this time the photos will work. Love to all. Mwoa!!!!  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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