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Hervey Bay-16

Hey I’m writing this on the 17 day, the 23 of June but I will tell you about yesterday. Yesterday was a good day it started at 8, as part of the working for accommodation we have to do some of the cleaning luckily we only have to work for 3 hours. That bit wasn’t that good as I hovered, I don’t know what it is but hovers just never seem to like me. This hover wasn’t the small and nice light ones or even a happy Henry no… it was like lugging around a big chugging machine from the industrial revolution! It was horrible. Anyway after lunch I decided to go to see the sunset at Urangan Pier, I set of at half one and got there at half 3! I didnt realise how long the walk was, it was lovely. I did stop on the way, I found a part of the beach covered with broken shells that you couldn’t walk in the water, I found little balls of sand making it look like the beach was having its own fireworks display. I found a Rainbow lorikeet acting like a guard at a hole in the middle of a tree, it wasn’t till I got really close it flew off and another one crawled up through the hole and took flight. I peered through the gap one I could see some egg shells, i couldn’t make out if they were broken or not but I thought I should go so the mum could come back. I went on with my walk. I also saw some weird birds like rocker pigeons. I love it here it’s so full of nature and green. The sea was like the different shades of chalk you find when you open the box or displaying in an art shop window. When I reached the pier i found that it was longer than I thought! It went out into the sea, I was walking down and on the barrier separating you from the deepest blue, it did look very deep, were the most beautiful loving memory plaques. Some were inscribed with sayings such as ‘gone fishing’ or ‘together again’ it was so pretty. As I got to the end of the pier it got so windy and cold, I told myself off for only wearing a vest and shorts, I wrapped my sarong around my arms wich gave my a bit of protection from the wind. The pier was covered by fishers young and old women and men, I watched this activity and patience game. I would of just given up but they were so determined to get something they wouldn’t. There was a very smart pelican who just waited, standing on the pier and not flying off when people got to close. I was so confused, why was he there? Was he hurt? No he just couldn’t be bothered to do any work as when the fishermen caught fish wich were to small they feed them to him. The lazy bird but you have to admit he was smart. I stayed there until the sunset, lucky my friend Givonna, the Italian who is my dorm mate, came along so I could drive back instead of walk! I got chatting to this really nice man and we hit it off! It was so nice and I had no idea he was flirting with me until Givonna told me when we were walking back down. I felt so silly and embarrassed but I gave him my number and we have made plans to meet up again! I’m so excited but nervous, it’s the first time I did anything like this but it was a nice little confidence boost. Anyway back to the sunset, it was nice but the clouds got in the way. I’m going go there again and try the sunset again, apparently you can sometimes see dolphins there so I’m definitely going try again. I have booked an eco-boat tour on Monday to go to the Round island, learn about turtles, dolphins and fish. Hopefully I’ll see some and then go snorkelling in a reef! Sounds amazing so excited!  

 

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Harvey bay- Day 10 

I can’t imagine I have been here for ten days now! It’s gone so fast. I am now in Harvey bay,working for accommodation at a really nice hostel called the palace. The palace holds a three day tour to Fraser Island, this means that people normally come for a night have the tour and then go on their way. I have met a lot of different people,but all really nice and funny. I have also got two dorm mates, a female from France and a male from Italy. He cooked us carbonara yesterday and I need to cook an English meal for supper today! But there are only stoves and no oven, I think Bangers and mash with gravy but we will see what they have at the store. Yesterday (Day 10) was alright in the morning I managed to get my phone to work but I it was a 40 minute walk there and back wich wasn’t that fun! But in the afternoon I went to the beach with Laura and the Italian ,I don’t know how to spell his name! They are my bunck mates. The palace is so close to the beach it’s basically on there doorstep. Unlike the beach I went to on the Sunshine Coast this one didn’t have any waves. When you looked out it was like seeing an oil or chalk painting of all the different types of blue it was gorgeous. The sea washed hup all kinds of treasures, shells, bits of coral and rocks. Unfortunately wee couldn’t see the sunset as the clouds decided to get in the way but it was just as well, my phone had died so I couldn’t take a photo for you guys. Back in the Hostel,I got talking to a really nice girl called Hanne, she was Duch. She was lovely we talked for ages she had been to Mexico and New Zealand and now backpacking around Australia.we talked about that and other stuff, during the evening shift wich me and the people in the dorm did, we all played pictionary. This was Hanne, the Italian, a German girl called Lauren. I found out how bad I am at drawing! The work is really easy and alright, because we are on the late shift we only need to check in some late people, close the kitchen and make sure the place looks nice and tidy.

First weekend in oz!!! day 4 and 5

Hi guys, sorry I have been away from wifi but let me tell you about my weekend, what a weekend it was! 

On Saturday Penny, Peater and I went on a car journey to Maleny (the people I’m staying with).

Maleny is a small town near the Sunshine Coast and protected by the Glass mountains. On the way up to Maleny we stopped off for a picnic at D’aguiar national park, the national park has a nice green picnic area and a really nice looking children play area. It is also sheltered by the glass house mountains and it was such a clear day, you could see the silhouette of some of the skyscrapers in Brisbane. It was a spectacular view wich, unfortunately didn’t come out that well in a photo.

It also has a massive, lush rainforest! It has loads of different types of tress, birds and the Red legged pademelon lived there. The red legged pademelon are a rainforest wallaby and it is slightly smaller and has a deeper colour of red fur than the ones I saw in the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. They are stated vulnerable in NSW (North South Wales), lucky the national park provides a refuge, helping to protect them. Even though the forest was so dense and big,I was so lucky in seeing four of them! The light was bad as the trees were so tall and blocked the sun I couldn’t take a lot of photos but the ones I did are a bit dinged. We saw one going into a tree, one of the trees that has killed the inside tree, two hopped across the path in front of us and one was eating so close to me in was such a memory to behold it was an arm reach away! I am not kidding! Before it rushed of a baby poked its head out. I promise it’s true, if I was reading this I’ll be thinking ‘ yeah right’ but it actually happened. I will never forget!

Peter told me that the Red legged pademelon, have a favourite tree or bush that they always come back to. A bit like how we have or own houses! 


After this walk we went a bit further and went for a walk above a gully, gorge. The D’aguilar national park was at the bottom of the gully, because of this the flora was so lush and there was a wider range of wet land trees rather than the trees found on the walk wich was up on the bridge of the gully. God that was a hard sentence to write I hope it makes sense! At the end of the walk there was a waterfall, unfortunately it wasn’t that big as it is pretty dry hear! We timed the walk perfectly as we managed to see the sunset! It was gorgeous!


Later on it turned pinky red and the clouds stood out, it was lush.

That is the end of Saturday, now onto Sunday!

After waking up to a gloomy morning, the sun came out around 10:30 and we went of to the beach. It was liquid awesome, it was so hot and then stepping in to the sea was a shock but a good shock. The temperature of the sea was 22 degrees, and the waves were good. I tried to swim but you couldn’t really as the waves were one after one, I don’t really like body boarding whenever I tried in Cornwall it never goes well. After the right teachers and using the right bord I got some really good waves and found out how fun it was! It got really sunny and we had to retreat into the shade but I loved my first time on an australian beach and I even caught some waves dude! We then went for a walk around some of the Sunshine Coast, it was definitely sunny! But so nice and we saw some surfers at work, they flew on the wave only for the sea to win at the end and get them off balance. It was amazing to watch so skilful but delicate, like a dance between the person and sea. 


There was a view point called the boiling pot, this is it

Peter said it was called the boiling pot as when the spray of the wave spits it looks like it’s boiling!

We stayed there till sunset, another great one.