Friday, September 17, 2010

where was the last stop on our world tour?

OAK & SJC, Oakland and San Jose. Although we flew from Brisbane to Los Angeles together, Ben flew home via Oakland and I drove to V-town to visit my family. A few days later I flew home via San Jose, officially ending our trip around the world.

Before flying home and after leaving Pittsworth, we drove to Noosa Heads Beach via Esk and Maleny. A colleague recommended the route, the stops and the destination. What a fantastic recommendation!

Although we stayed two nights we really only had one day at the beach. We made the most of our day by getting up early and taking a morning walk along the beach, followed by a swim in the ocean. Ben's goal for the day was to try Stand Up Paddling (SUP) in the the ocean. Amazingly they were having a SUP demo day at the beach allowing Ben to try as many boards as he wanted for $10. We ate two incredible meals at restaurants on the beach and hiked through Noosa National Park (along the beach). We hiked in the afternoon and into early evening allowing us to see a spectacular sunset. After our hike we returned to our hotel for an evening swim followed by dinner, packing and bed.

When we arrived in Noosa, we contemplated changing our flight and staying longer. Instead we decided to make the best of our one day. When we woke up early the next morning to leave for the airport, it was raining. We were delighted we'd made the best of the day we had.


abby try again said...

Wow, so beautiful!
Glad to see you back here.
Hope you had a nice holiday.

Mom said...

A truly grande finale!