New Zealand, Australia · 8 Days · 36 Moments · October 2017

Roaches Caloundra Capers

28 October 2017

Seasoned travellers boarding the flight home Tara, Ruby and baby 👶
Drop the Pajero back, Budget were great, thanks for the free upgrade 👌 must remember to book Diesel again 466ks travelled and $56 to top up the tank 👍
Say goodbye to our home for the week North Tower apt 87 10th floor 🏡
Gaze upon that view one more time 🌊 ☀️
Time for one last swim before the dash back to Brissie airport ✈️ flights at 2.30, home by 8.30pm 🛫
Have the obligatory fantasy about staying ....
Brekkie at the beach cafe by the pool 🍳
Last morning has turned it on ☀️ Up at 6 for a 5k walk to Pelican waters

27 October 2017

Glamorous wife won best dressed on the balcony for last night drinks 👸 👗
Friday evening cruise liner glides past 🚢
Friday we decided to stay at the Gemini and make the most of our pool for our last day boo hoo 😒 Temperature up to 31! Though wind also up to a gale as well 💨
Friday morning 3k walk to Caloundra along the promenade and back, great start to the day 🏃

26 October 2017

Spectacular sunset as an electrical storm approaches, followed by non stop lightning 🌩 through the night, great view to watch it from our deck 😱👀
Thursday we headed up the coast to Noosa - 45min drive, last time we were in Noosa was 2012, Tara was 4 and Ruby 10months and Arthur and Maureen came with us too. Nice lunch at the surf club, best spot on the beach and a little retail therapy after lunch as it was a bit windy on the beach, new jandals for Roo, shorts for dad, hats for mum and Tara Managed to squeeze in a coffee at my old fave cafe Le Monde. ☕️😍

25 October 2017

Saltwater pool at Kings Beach, girls had a dip I preferred a surf swim on the beach 🌊 The adrenaline got a kick when I saw a fun break the water ahead of me....not to worry just a few friendly dolphins 🐬 joining me for a dip
Weather is getting hotter with temperature up to mid 20s, and sunny Wednesday ahead, plan is to have morning at the pool followed by afternoon visit to town to get new books and a swim at Kings beach, followed by dinner at the hogs Breath cafe in Caloundra
Wednesday morning 3km walk to pelican waters and back and ran into some pelicans....what are the odds?

24 October 2017

Tuesday evening nice sunset over the glasshouse mountains
Zoo is beautifully presented and well maintained Need a full day to get around cut as it covers 100 acres
This guys keen playing roly poly with the tiger 🐯
Bindis island home to lots of Lemurs running free 🌲🌿
Really good new Africa display with 3 White Rhino, 5 giraffes, 3 zebras and a cheetah on a leash and lots of space for the animals, that wasn't there 5 years ago! 🦏
Meerkats on alert, alpaca not so much zzz
Great show at the Crocoseum with the birds and crocs 🐊🦅
Koalas 🐨 lots of little babies 👶 🐨 girls got to pat the koalas - Ruby in love 😍 wants to take one home
Tuesday off to Australia Zoo, it's going to be hot 🔥 Only 20 minutes drive until we took a wrong it was 30 mins 🚗

23 October 2017

Stopped for a drink and snack at Mooloolaba surf club before heading home to Caloundra
Amazing jelly fish display Ruby did a video blog on the Jelly fish 🤗
Seals put on a show
Saw shark and stingrays 🦈
We met a Mertens water monitor for the first time, though they were a bit sleepy 😌
Giant grouper alert 🐟
Monday afternoon, off to Sealife Underwater World at Mooloolaba, great aquarium, girls loved the giant grouper, seals, saw shark and the awesome jelly fish display 🐬🐟🐠🦑🐙🦐
Monday morning, First day at the pool, the slide is a hit 🌈👍🌞

22 October 2017

First dinner in Caloundra on Sunday night at the Sandbar

21 October 2017

Jasper is settled into cat camp 😼