Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Lots of stuff!

Lots of new things in the past week or so. And not much computer time.

Went canoeing in the Noosa Everglades which wasn't as cool as I thought it would be. But there is a huge patch of sand in the middle of a raised forest that feels like a desert. That was strange. Canoeing isn't that fun when there's nothing to look at, though.

Also went ocean kayaking at Rainbow Beach and saw a sea turtle and loads of dolphins. It was a short time, but lots of fun. We drove up to Hervey Bay that night, so I didn't get a chance to see much in Rainbow Beach.

Hervey bay is full of old people, and along the beach there's exercise equipment that looks exactly like the blue and orange playground equipment. It also has a ferry to Fraser Island where we went 4x4 driving and stayed for three days. There were three groups of eight people in the trucks, and it was really amazing.

It's the largest sand island in the world, full of small lakes and things to go see. And there were lots of dingos so we had to keep all the trash and food in the car. Tons of fun, and Lake Mackensie looks like the lagoon from the movie, "The Beach."

Heading to Bundaberg tomorrow, and I'll be there a little while. Keep the bbq warm for me, I'll be home soon.

Inside the truck.

I'm on the left. The weird guy in our group was off somewhere.

Indian heads.

Camping on the beach at night, trucks lighting dinner.

Kingfisher Bay. See the two dingos?

Lake Wabby on the right. There's someone right in the middle of this photo.

Lake Mackensie. Unreal.

Cool sand in Maroochydore.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

moving on.

Leaving Maroochydore today. Heading back up toward Noosa, and it's pretty open after that. It will be nice travelling by car, because you can get to a lot of places that the bus system won't go.

It's been fun here, working and hanging out with several people doing the same thing. I'll keep everyone updated.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Walking on the backs of dinosaurs, drinking from the fountain of youth.

A lot of work lately, but going out and having fun with people from work and the hostel. Doing some fishing, and I made some mean pan-fried brim the other day that I caught. And surprisingly, it was good.
I've been on a strange food kick lately, craving tomatoes like they were potato chips. Three or four a day. It's weird. Those, and navel oranges. They're like 50 cents a pound here. Also been drinking lots of tea, and it's been about a month since I've had any pop. I don't know how I'm coping, but it's working out ok.
Climbing in the Glass House mountains on Wednesday, and kayaking after work tomorrow. Maroochydore is a fairly small town, but there seems to be plenty to do. Leaving here at the end of the week to go north.
I've been trying to keep a tally of everything I've had stolen. (most because I was careless_
-2 beach towels
-2 bottles of body wash (aggravating!)
-2 cups
-1 spoon
-1 sweatshirt
-1 jar of Dick's peanut butter
I hope to post more often, with photos of me in them rather than just things I'm looking at.

Had to, because he's so damn cute.

A small crab was making these, clearing sand for his home.

Strangely textured rocks near the beach.

Bare feet and sea cucumbers. They're not really exciting.

A sea slug. Way cooler than the cucumbers.
Me, recreating a pose. The Guiness is pretty good.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Farmer tan. For true though.

Been working in Maroochydore for the past week, and I'll be here for the next as well. It's warmer here, hot days and cool nights. Picking strawberries is pretty back-breaking, but there's a group of us so it's not awful.

The place I'm staying is fun, and has a pool and hammocks. I may have to install one in the aparment when I get back.

Hope Chicago is going well. I miss softball and barbecues. Happy 4th!

The farm, and some of the people I work with.

It's nice to wake up like this after a weekend nap.