(14-17 June 2010)
We reach our friends in Caloundra on the day the Socceroos rolled over - boo hoo! However, we are on our big trip and such things as the World Cup are put to the back of our minds, only occasionally seeing snippets of some games.
The big promise of catching up with Kate, Giles, Jordan, Mardae and Bitz is a visit to Australia Zoo for the extended tribe. After much discussion between our tribe of who would like to go, it was only the girls who went to the zoo as Zak and Kaydin wanted to go the beach to play with their new beach toys. This is not to say that the boys weren’t disappointed in not going in, when picking up the girls from the zoo later in the day. I guess they just wanted BOTH the beach and zoo!
Golden Beach was cold and windy, but the boys braved both to make some sandcastles after a session in the beachside playground. The exuberance from the boys was drowned out by the breeze, which in turn was occasionally interrupted by retirees buzzing past in their electric buggies.
The girls (and Mardae) had a great time at Australia Zoo, and apart from seeing crocodiles, lizards, snakes, tassie devils, and their ilk, they also fed kangaroos and enjoyed a pony ride. Certainly more action-packed than the boys venture on the beach.
On a couple of occasions, we drive up to Noosa – and while we find it a sleepy village this time of year, there’s no doubt there’s a definite whiff of Double Bay and Toorak floating about. But, how beautiful is Noosa Heads? And Noosa National Park?