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Days 47-48: Didgeridoo

Friday, April 29th, 2005

We spent a couple of days in Byron Bay… which is hippie central – kind of like a small Berkeley on the beach. Nice relaxed, healthy vibe. Everyone is pregnant. Upon our first arrival at the beach we were both immediately peed on by a seagull flying overhead.
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Day 46: Here There Be Dragons

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

We came to Surfers Paradise and immediately left the beach. We headed to Lamington National Park which is on the World Heritage list. And, no, it is not named after the spongy teacakes – it is named after a former Queensland governor who came to the park just after it was founded to sportingly shoot koalas.
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Days 43-45: Hangin’ Loose in Noosa

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005
Noosa is a fairly posh resort town that also has some nice surfing. So you get lots of people wearing white pants and shirts (you know the type) rubbing elbows with sandy dudes carrying surfboards to the point. ... [Continue reading this entry]

Days 41-42: Exfoliating

Sunday, April 24th, 2005
We had written off Fraser Island - not easy for go-it-alone type folks in our budget range, no four-wheel drive experience, and so it would cost a bit. But to a person, everyone we met said it had to be ... [Continue reading this entry]

Days 37-39: Guess the Critter

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005
Test your critter knowledge and see if you can guess the critter from a tiny view of the whole beast. Full images at the bottom, so don't scroll until you've guessed them all. [This may take a while to ... [Continue reading this entry]

Days 36-39: Chillin’

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005
As we mentioned in the previous entry, we found this terrific place to hang out: Agnes Water and the Town of 1770. We found out that the roads were only finished in October of 2004. Besides the trip ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 37: HMS Vomit Comet

Monday, April 18th, 2005
We boarded the "Spirit of 1770" - or as we call it, the HMS Vomit Comet - out to Lady Musgrave Island (really a coral cay). WARNING: there will be many references to vomit in this entry - so ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 35: No More Barriers to the Reef

Saturday, April 16th, 2005
We got to happening Airlie Beach (that's code for it's full of party goers and we're getting old). The weather report was ok at 15-20 knots and a new front was moving in so this was our chance. We booked ... [Continue reading this entry]

Days 28-33: Magnetic Critters

Friday, April 15th, 2005
Just some photos of critters seen in Oz. Kelly really wishes Marcus would stop finding these. spider1.jpg This guy was bigger than Marcus' out-stretched hand. spider2.jpg Attack of the Giant Spiders now showing ... [Continue reading this entry]

Days 31-33: Still Working on Those Sea Legs…

Friday, April 15th, 2005
"Kel - Do you realize we're getting on a boat here?" "It's too late for a patch or dramamine - oh well, how bad can a 25 minute boat ride be?" Shortly after these words were spoken Kelly made for a break ... [Continue reading this entry]