I remember the negative sides of drinking Red Wine
Trip Start Feb 26, 2010
371Trip End Feb 26, 2011
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Sonja and Cols
We decided to give a ride on cols huge motorbike a miss and umped in the car to head into town. First we stopped at the wicked camper van rental company to try and delay picking up the van so we could go camping with the guys for a few days. Some of the vans looked like absolute tips but the one we would have had (had we picked up on time) looked ok. Mind you we checked the prices we had paid to tell Sonja and Col and they were amazed we pay $27 dollars a day (about £15) for Australia which is our expensive leg, New Zealand is much cheaper it took some time to get their but I'm quite happy with that price when you see how expensive everything is
we then did a quick tour picking up bits and bobs and we managed to find a free camping book. Rorie suspected the special price would not apply in Aus but our first major purchase in a normal shop and we managed to get 10% taken off it.
We then drove down the esplanade and had a look around before heading North up the coast to Ellis beach where we sat at a beach front bar and had a beer with chips and gravy, wow that is just about everything we have missed from home done in two days. The beach was stunning and so quiet and the eather so nice today, sunshine and about 27 degrees.
Only 15 minutes away from the beach and we were in the heart of the rainforest in a small town called x full of Aboriginal Art and craft shops. We stopped and had another beer at a really good Aussie pub which decided to brand itself as an Irish pub for some reason before heading back.
Feeling very tired from the night before we had a few G&T's a few bottles of red wine, Sonja cooked a mean prawn pasta and we went to bed. Tomorrow is the premier social event of the year in the whole North of Queensland and we are going to lower the tone.