08 Feb 2016

Heading Down Under - Aussie Land by valeriepeltier

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Arriving in Noosa, our bus pulled in at 10:10am, and once we gathered our bags we took off in the general direction of Noosa River Holiday Park. The bus driver unsure as to whether or not we were actually getting on the right bus, we took the recommendation and hoped for the best. In no time we knew we were heading the right way and that it wasn't far to our stop.

After we checked in and got our site we began walking towards the tent sites located at the back of the campground. Only about 20 steps down the road I pointed out to the water and blurted out "pelican". We both stopped and stood there in awe while observing the size of them. The roamed around the beach almost oblivious to the people swimming and walking around them.
Excited to explore a new area we set up our tent and organized our belongings before heading back down to the beach to check out the crystal clear water and the Australian Pelicans from a closer view point.
The water, much colder than the water further up the coast felt a little more like home, with the first dip in being a bit of a shock to the system. Although it was very nice to finally be in some water that actually felt refreshing instead of warm bath water.
After swimming for a little we floated closer to an Australian couple bobbing in the water close to us. Within seconds we were all lost in conversation with Wayne and Margat. In the end they offered us a place to stay while in Brisbane and were a genuine couple but they live a little too far out of the city to make it feasible.

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Once our plan was set for the afternoon we began the walk from Noosaville to Noosa Heads (campground to the main beach) an approximate 1/2 hr to 45 min walk.
We couldn't get over the weather in Noosa, ever since we arrived it was sunny, warm but very little humidity. We had gotten so used to sweating constantly from the humidity and now that it was not as strong we felt as though our skin was finally getting a chance to breathe.
We wandered around, tasting gelato, looking at the shops and talking to locals. The afternoon flew by quickly and before we knew it the shops were starting to close and our tummies were beginning to rumble. With the recommendation from the lady at the athletic shop we walked back over to Cafe la monde for a bite to eat.
Comfortably full we walked up to the beach that had been hiding behind all the shops, we kicked of our sandals and let the soft white sand flow between our toes while discussing our ever growing fondness of Noosa. It had so far been the friendliest town we have visited, the softest sand we have walked on and is currently holding the best temperature record so far.