Well, we had a great time in Byron – couldn’t believe how much warmer it was there (compared to Sydney). We stayed in a campsite on our last night in Byron… It was so cold. Even so, we were pretty comfortable. We were able to blow up the world’s smallest Lilos with the worlds smallest compressors!!!
So, yesterday we departed Byron Bay and headed for Noosa Heads. The drive was short enough, taking us through Surfers Paradise, Southport and Brisbane. We stopped in Brisbane to sort out some grub for the day – Dave made sandwiches for lunch while I posted stuff home (sorry parents, it won’t arrive for about twelve weeks). We got back on the road, headed out of Brisbane and pulled over to have lunch in the sun.
On the way up Highway 1, you pass Steve Irwin’s Australian Zoo – we called in, but we were too late – they were closing for the day. In the same area, you drive by the Glass House Mountains, very impressive.
We arrived into the Halse Lodge YHA in Noosa Heads with light to spare. After a huge feed, we headed out for a beer and met up with J and Nick (two lads I met in the resort in Manly) – good craic!
We are going to stay in Noosa tonight, then off up to Hervey Bay tomorrow, where we are hoping to do some Whale watching.
The Pajero is running great – thanks to a few jobs, it’s a bit more economical now too.