Well, it’s our last day in Australia! Brit and I are spending it doing laundry, cleaning up, packing, and relaxing – all in preparation for our 11 hour flight to Shanghai tomorrow morning! We’ve been pretty busy the last few days… our schedule looked something like this:
Thursday: Rain. Shopping and Sydney Aquarium – saw the biggest stingrays I’ve ever seen in my life, along with some dugongs, sharks, and a platypus! Brit and I both laughed and said the same thing when we saw the platypus: beanie babies lied. They are NOT purple and orange. I don’t think we expected them to be, but at the same time, we never saw them portrayed any other way…
Friday: Sun! Drive to Berrara, stop in a few small towns and scenic spots on the way down. Took a short walk through “the bush” (or what we americans would call “woods” or “forest”) then back for a delicious dinner of lamb and some crazy good salad.
Saturday: Sun again! 2-ish mile walk along the beach in Berrara, along with a short bike ride around the neighborhood, then in for the night. Collected some sweet shells and saw two eels in a tide pool… even creepier than depicted in “the little mermaid”, if you were wondering…
Sunday: Sunny again – such good luck! Pack up and head out of Berrara, stop at a national park for a 5.5 kilometer hike through the rainforest. Saw some HUGE fig trees and a waterfall while we were out there.
Monday: Cloudy… but not too bad at all. Toured Russ’s factory, then headed up to the blue mountains for some more rainforest hiking and a view of the famous Three Sisters!
And that’s been it up until now! I’ll throw on the accumulation of pictures to end the post, then off to pack!