25.04.2009 95 °F
hey everyone! the weather here is so much nicer now! just pure sunshine everyday!
With our bus pass it includes a trip to a cattle station and that was soo cool! its was right in the outback and took a good few hours to get there but it was worth it! it was a propper cattle ranch and we got to take part in a goat rodeo where we were in teams of three and one of us (charly) and to chase the goat and drag it into the corner the other one (josh) had to grab its legs and flip it and the other person had to pretend to brand it! the goats were really fast though and they did not want to be caught! we got to fire shot guns, did some lassuing, cracked a whip and rode a mechanical bull! our dinner there was included and we had some of the most amazing steak ever!!
After the cattle station we drove up to a place called Airlie beach but we stopped off on the way to play some bare foot lawn bowls which was a laugh! the next day we got on our boat and began our crusie through the whitsunday islands! the weather was amazing, dolphins swam alongside our boat we went snorkelling and saw some amazing coral and loads of tropical fish! we saw sea turtles aswell. everytime we went in the sea though we had to wear the stinger suits as there was loads of jelly fish but they just loked like pieces of floating cling film! on the last night the skipper was trying to catch a shark but he wasnt having any luck so we all went to bed then at 6:30am we heard loads of shouting so we got up and he'd caught a massive shark!! he had to let it go though (even though he did want to cook it for brekky) but to kill it he said he'd of had to sit there for a while wacking it around the head with a hammer and he wasnt allowed to do that infront of us! the only bad thing about that trip was that there was bed bugs in our bed and im absolutly covered in bites josh got off lightly though he only has a few on his stomach and legs but they were pretty nasty! and so weve had to clean all our stuff to try and get rid of them all! we then arrived back in airlie beach yesterday. and today we just chilled out all day, spent most the day sunbathing by the massive lagoon as its Anzac day so everythings closed! we head up to magnetic island tommorow which has the biggest population of wild koalas so that should be cool! speak to yopu all soon charly and josh xx