Today was mainly a lazy day. The kids spent a lot of time on the jumping pillow and some time in the pools. Unfortunately for them the pools were fun, but not heated, so they had short bursts of swim and long bursts of lying in the sun to warm up. I didn’t mind, because I had to finish the new Harry (mission accomplished!) so I didn’t want to do too many active things anyway.
In spite of the weather forecast we mostly had a nice, warm and sunny day. Walk on the beach, through the grounds where wild kangaroos (or wallabies, I’m not great at spotting the difference) took a mild interest in our comings and goings. One of them had a little joey (that’s aussie for baby kangaroo), so that was a nice photo opportunity. I’ll upload some in another album on the photo page. The beach is nice; the sand is so hard that people actually bike on it regularly, to walk their dogs or to get to the surrounding places. Fun to see, especially for my Dutch bikeloving heart 😉
The multicoloured birds (Lorakeets Tim calls them, they’re a kind of parrot, I have to look up their real name) are everywhere and they are cheaky as hell. First you just laugh, but the third time one of them lands on your head to see if he can get a bite of your sandwich it is a lot less charming!
This camping site also has a licensed restaurant, so we tried out some Australian beers. There are quite a few nice ones. Their lagers are really nice, the darker ales are refreshing (our current toppers are Porter and Toohay Old) and I even tried a new kind of beer, Beez Neez, with Honey additions but NOT sweet. Now that we had a taste, more beers might follow…
Tomorrow we will travel on, our current aim is Byron Bay.