Visiting Airlie Beach has been really lovely today. It’s a small beach town full of backpackers and touristy things to do. We cheekily rang one of the hostels when we got there and asked them to pick us up, they didn’t ask our names or anything, so we got a lift and stored our luggage all day for free. When in need n’that 🙂 ha! We spent most of the day sunbathing and swimming at the lagoon. I was happy that I had made my ‘Airlie Beach stuff’ easy to access at the top of my bag. We placed our towels down and l lay there like a non moving seal for about 4 hours haha. We also used this opportunity to shower 🙂 18 hours on a coach up here did no wonders for us both. The beach here is really nice. We sat on a nice bench on looking the marina. I couldn’t believe how blue the water was! The sand wasn’t that great, It looked like it had been imported there or something, as it was really corse. But that’s me being really picky 😉 oh a little fun fact for you, apparently there had been a recent crocodile sighting there. I spotted a little sign advising us not to go in the water or too near the edge! I know that there was another Beach we didn’t get a chance to go to that was a bit further out. I was told that was nicer. We were so tired and sunburnt by the end of the day and we needed to shower again and have dinner before our coach.
Throughout the day there were numerous singers and bands performing in the local shops and bars. I was told this was a normal sight. So lovely to just drift from one tune to another, there should be more of this in the world!
We grabbed dinner at the bar next to ‘our’ hostel.Steak, medium Rare with chips and mushroom sauce for me:) it was cheap and cheerful. When ordering we bumped into someone Luke used to work with in Sydney at the hostel. I reminisced with him about my funniest memory in Sydney when me and my room mates ( the ones that I laughed with hysterically until 4am with in Sydney) hid a plastic spider in Luke’s bed and convinced him it was real, so much so that he went down to reception to get this guy to kill it. He came up with hair pray and a lighter and was psyching himself to go near it for about, I kid you not, an hour. Their faces when they realised it was fake.Too funny.
We then dragged all our stuff back to the coach terminal. Just as Luke and me were starting to argue with each other about not knowing the way there and not having much time to spare, we luckily bumped into a couple who did ! Another 12 hours or so on the coach and we would be in Cairns. Again the Coach was packed but atleast we got seats next to each other 🙂 I will admit, every journey I buy a pack of biscuits for a snack. It makes
Me feel sad when I know food isn’t available. Haha !! Come on I can’t be the only one 😉
The day we spent in Airlie was also the day my older sister got married, Why an earth weren’t you at the wedding I hear you cry… Well infact non of my family were! She got married in America after quiet a quick engagement and no one could afford to go. She set the date knowing this would be the case but I completely understand why as her now husband still has visa issues getting to the UK permanatly! I know they are just desperate to be with each other all the time and I am so happy for them. Best couple ever. I spent most of the journey messaging her and my mum and being excited for her. Such a Surreal feeling not being there, I know my mum especially was feeling it. It was lovely speaking to Cariad ( that’s my sister) and seeing how happy she was. That’s what’s important 🙂 Also I’m hoping this now means a trip to America for me quiet soon… Hehe.
Speak soon you Sassy bunch