Walking walking and more walking
12.01.2006 32 °C
Yesterday we spent the day in Hervey Bay. Our hostel was on the marina side of town so we set off on the long walk to the center of town, about 2 miles. The town is very long and narrow with one main street. It's about 3 miles long and about a half a mile wide. It took us about an hour to get there. Hervey Bay is a small town consisting of mostly retirees. The town has a really nice bike/walking path that follows the beach. We took that and stopped about three quaters into our walk to do a bit of sun bathing. This was my favorite beach. I really don't like waves too much so this beach was perfect. Fraser Island makes a wave break so that the coast of Hervey bay is completely calm. Frasier Island also makes a barrier for sharks and jellyfish so it's safe to swim. The water was also the perfect temperature about 80 degrees. It was so nice. Lisa felt the water was a bit erie because it was such a calm ocean. This is a great place for families with small children. There were a bunch of toddlers having a great time in the water.
We ended our day at Hervey Bay with a bit of shopping (this seems to be a recurring theme) and some dinner. We hopped on a bus at 8 last night for Airlie beach where we arrived this morning. We are about to board our boat for our Whitsundays tour. We'll be back Sunday afternoon.
I have a bit of time so I thought I would list a couple of things I've discovered here in Australia.
1) I can't tell if the toilet flushes backwards or not becuase the in all the toilets I've used the water goes back to front. It is cool that there are two types of flushes on each toilet to save water, a small flush for a number 1 and a big flush for a number 2.
2) Contrary to popular belief not a lot of people wear kaki.
3) Koalas do not drop out of trees and attack you, but I have yet to see one in the wild.
4)G'day is only used for saying hello never for goodbye, it's not like Ciao in Italian.
5)Austrlians think my accent is cool. Did I mention they have good taste .
6) People from Sydney make fun of people from Melbourne and people from Melbourne make fun of people from Adelaide. It's kind of like New Yorkers making fun of New Jersey, New Jersey making fun of Pennsylvania, and everyone makes fun of Delaware.
That's it so far. I'm sure the list will grow as I get down to the south.