Tuesday, June 26, 2007


It's not raining today and it feels great. Stayed in Noosa Heads for a few days, but mostly got lots of rain. Went to one of the national parks the other day, and had a really good time. Saw some huge trees being strangled by smaller ones, crazy birds that sound like baboons, and a python!

I'm heading to Maroochydore today to work picking strawberries for a couple weeks. Rad.

Saturday, June 23, 2007


From Port Macquarie, I took a bus to Byron Bay. It's amazing, and I should have stayed there an extra couple days. Met a couple Swiss kids that spoke French and hitched a ride with them up to Surfer's Paradise. We went through Nimbin on the way, which is a small sort of hippie commune. Stayed in Surfer's for a few days, and moving on tomorrow. Gotta wash my clothes tonight.

Almost stepped on this little guy near the beach.

Crazy weather on the ride up to Byron.

Amazing lookout in Byron Bay next to the lighthouse.

The lighthouse and me.

The Swiss siblings. They were so '80's it's not even funny.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Weather sucks.

It's been raining for days. I'm in Port Macquarie now, a nice town that is the unofficial koala capital. There's lots of beaches, and a lighthouse a couple hours walk. There was a break in the weather today and I went to the koala hospital about 20 minutes walk away. Started pouring after two blocks!

Koala's are ridiculously cute. Ridiculous. And they have an uncanny ability to curl into a ball and sleep on a branch sitting up. They only fall out of the tree sometimes. Unfortunately I forgot my camera. Some are only about 8-9 lbs, and some get up to about 35 lbs. Neat.

Heading to Byron Bay tomorrow. Woo!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

How ya goin', mate?

More photos. Not much as far as inland areas go, it's pretty much all coast and beach here. Lots of pelicans, they hang out like kids by the guys cleaning fish.

That dolphin was swimming between the rocks just below me. Kind of cool.
A rough 9-8 loss for Wicked Awesome, you'll get them next time!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Tea and Scrumpets.

Just a few pictures because the internet is so slow here.

Been rockin' the breakfast every morning, and I think I'm bringing a suitcase full of crumpets home with me.

The scenery here is crazy, so I've been walking a lot. There's three beaches right nearby, and one is nine miles long. I walked half way up it and back the other day. Saw lots of dolphin playing and fishing, and lots of Lorakee(?) parrots that are green, with blue, red, orange, and yellow markings. On the way back, a couple dingos came nearby. They were looking for food. Bigger than I thought they would be.

And I made pasta sauce from scratch last night. Peeled the tomatoes and everything. A good way to kill 2 1/2 hours.

Email me your addresses so I can send postcards!


This guy wasn't sure about me.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

"Good news, everyone!"

I got my work visa granted.

Been in Forster-Tuncurry for the past week, trying to relax a bit. The coastline is unreal here, straight out of some retirement fund commercial. I'm working at a hostel here in the mornings for a couple hours in exchange for accomodation. It's pretty nice, even though the sun feels like it's setting all day, and is down by about 4:30.

I'm at the library right now, because there's free internet. The other options are $8 an hour down the street at a computer store, or $6 an hour at the hostel. On a machine from 1982. With no mouse.

Been hanging out with this Italian guy named Marco who's also working at the hostel. It's fun and I'm learning how to cook. Last night I did Nile Perch with potatoes, onions, and peppers on the BBQ. Yes, yes it was awesome.

I'll probably be here for a few more days, and then head north.

Looks like Wicked Awesome is off to a great start, and I hope the rest of the season will be well documented as well. Miss all you guys lots and lots.

I'll post pictures hopefully tomorrow, I forgot my camera today. And it's a 40 minute walk to the library.