Taking me back to my Girl Guide days!
13.6.14 - 22.6.14 21 °C
This has to be one of our shortest trips ever..... just 17 minutes after hitching up we landed in this heavenly camp in the Beerwah forest. We are so happy we could stay here for another week, another month, or even longer. This pocket of paradise, just a little way from Maleny, is shared by nomads, backpackers, families, kangaroos, possums, scouts and guides. Apparently there are koalas, but we haven't spotted one yet.
We've had a camp fire every night, Joe has cut sticks and logs with his little Husky chainsaw from the many fallen trees around here. This often brings neighbours around when they see a fire going.
It's been quite chilly at night again with skies full of stars, but the days have been just gorgeous,; sunny and still. Not a breath of wind. There was just a short interlude of disturbance, when about 30 little boys arrived on Friday night for their weekend Joey camp......no way they were going to appreciate the serenity and solitude, they just wanted to play, eat and have fun. And we had loads of fun watching them, and watching the leaders attempts at discipline.
We've been parked close by Margaret and John from WA.....they too are loving their travels, and are working just 10 minutes away at the strawberry farm....Monday to Friday they leave at 6.30 am, when it's still cold and very damp, and they work 8 hours travelling up and down the rows of strawberries in self propelled carts picking the biggest strawberries I have ever seen. They did bring us a few the other day, and they were warm and sweet and scrumptious! We've seen a few come and go in the 8 days we've been here. Joe's done quite a few hair cuts.....lots of much needed old fellas, and a couple of young backpackers
Today I took off to Maroochydore to the Sunshine Plaza for a bit of retail therapy........Joe stayed at the camp and watched a couple of episodes of Game of Thrones which he is loving. I took my time in the Myer sale, and ventured into a few of the other lovely shops at the Plaza. Looking forward to getting in to bed tonight - on our delicious new mattress topper.
So tomorrow we head back to Noosa River Caravan Park, to have a couple of little warranty jobs done on the van, and then to catch up with Steve and Wendy.....it will be so good to see them, and to show them some of our favourite spots.