Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunshine Coast

We have returned back to New Zealand from our two weeks at Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast Australia, a three hour flight across The Tasman.
Nice weather 28C, 84F, blue skies. Flying in from 16C, 61F, that was a blessing.
Only health problem was a cough which I believe was bought on by the rental car air conditioning.
A highlight was a visit to Australia Zoo the home of the crocodile man Steve Irwin. Very professional, very clean, well sign posted, lots of shade including shade cloth over rest areas. A shuttle service was available for those who struggle with walking or the tired people. The Crocoseum was awesome, crocodiles, elephants, snakes and birds.
Having ornithology as a hobby I spent a lot of time in the rain forest aviary, a walk through enclosure. Wow, to get so close up to all those Australian birds was a memorable experience.
If you are in Australia we recommend the Sunshine Coast and Australia Zoo.
Now back in New Zealand, back to work, back to blogging and only six weeks to Christmas!!
On Tuesday I visit the hospital for a consultation, more on that next week.

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