Southern Cross Tourist Retreat
Trip Start Dec 15, 2006
64Trip End Dec 2007
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Bobby and I took a free tour on Thursday morning to see what the town had to offer. To my amazment, a football player from McGill was on the tour. Micheal Samman was a running back at McGill who I cheered many a game for. Very cool to run into him in Australia. He was travelling with his girlfriend, Valerie, very sweet girl. Later that day, we met up with them again on the Scooteroo Tour. These things are mini motor cycles that you don't need a special lisence to drive
Friday was surf day. I finally found the best place to take a lesson and we even had good waves. This is one of the last places on the east coast to surf because after 1770, the great barrier reef blocks the good waves. Milroy was our teacher and he was a piece of work. Showed up late because he was enjoying the waves a little too much and then didn't really get into the water with us except to catch a few waves himself. Nevertheless, there isn't too much to be said except practice! So I was out there for as much as I could and had a great time. I even rode one wave properly and it wasn't white wash. It was brilliant. Hopefully I will get another chance before I go! That evening we did a sushi night which was awesome! Lena joined up with us (from Noosa) as well as Bobby's friend Woutar from Holland. Very yummy!
Saturday I was up super super early to take party in the Hostel's float in the 1770 Day paradge. Never give up a chance to get dressed up! It was fun and I got to lead some camp songs because there was no stereo on board the float
Sunday I had to check out of the beautiful hostel but I had the day to chill as my bus wasn't until midnight. Sunday was awesome with some time by the pool, some time on the beach and even a free introductory scuba lesson in the hostel pool. I got to meet some more people that evening, Jeff and Dennis from Holland and I thought them how to play Euchre! Yeah! It was tons of fun followed by the moon in the spoon and Kings. I was happy to get on the bus for a snooze and rock into Airlie Beach the next morning.