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From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!

Posted by Flo et Romain on May 14 2015, 13:47pm

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From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!

After our quiet cruise on the Whitsundays, it was time for us to do some sport!!! And when you think about Australia, you think about surf!!! So we took a board… and we swallowed salted water!!! At least now we can say “We surfed in Australia”! Romain is “almost” a pro now, but I don’t get it J!!! Surf is not for me… But I stood once, that’s enough!!! We also use this opportunity to thank Brad Holmes (look at his website here) who offered us a private lesson in Surfers Paradise and who gave us really helpful tips!! But if you find that surfing is too hard (as it is for me) you can try SUP-Taïchi (Taïchi on a stand-up paddle)!!! It sounds nice and Brad will give you nice advices!!!

From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!
From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!
From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!
From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!

With our new friends (Manu, Cyril, Panda, Hélène, Julien, Arno, Meiggy and Rudy), we then rented 2 4WD to go on Fraser Island! You don’t know Fraser? It is the biggest sand island in the world! Our program: driving on the sand (and on dunes), swimming in a paradisiac lake, sandboarding on a sand dune and behind a 4WD. And of course a nice and funny night (thanks Manu and Rudy for their jokes…), good food, dish washing with salt water… and hundreds of pictures and movies to watch and select! We also saw a dingo (a wild dog who live on the island). Driving on the sand is really cool and easy and with our 2 big vehicles, impossible to stay stuck! (It’s a pity because it could have been fun ;-))!!! Anyway, if you visit the East Coast, you have to go on Fraser island !!! (Especially if you drive your own vehicle)

From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!
From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!
From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!
From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!
From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!

After this crazy driving, it’s hard to go back on a normal road…. But we drove to Noosa, a classy town with beautiful houses and a national park where we could spot green turtles and even a koala up in a tree!!!

From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!
From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!
From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!
From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!

To celebrate our one year of travelling (and my birthday at the same time), we had a party in Surfers Paradise!!! Good surfing spot but also good to have a drink (or two)!!! Thanks guys, I had a perfect day: Romain and I ate in a French restaurant and our “group” offered me a scarf for NZ!!! Lovely!!!

From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!

But it’s time to say good bye… Manu will be our next travel mate in NZ but for the others, we will have to wait our come back to France to see them again… We moved to Byron Bay, a hippie town on the coast ! Romain, Meiggy and Rudy walked around the lighthouse where they saw around 50 playing dolphins; I stayed in a small bar, with my painful back (because of the surf…) and used this time to write this post ;-)!

From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!
From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!
From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!

Before driving the waterfall way, we visited Ninbim, the “weed” city… It is not a legend, cannabis is everywhere… We didn’t like the place really much!! The waterfall were much nicer ;-)!

From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!
From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!
From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!

And now, let’s go to Sydney!!! We let Rudy and Meiggy there and we go to Sophie and Paul: a couple met 6 years ago!!! As we are French (and proud to be) we ate some “foie gras”, white wine and cheese!!! Hmmm, yummi! After so much time, it’s great to be back here. So in few days we did the “must” of Sydney: Bondi Beach, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Darling Harbour and the city… Time goes fast but I found a moment to get a free hair cut at Toni&Guy and to see Hugo, another friend met on my first trip there. Sydney is definitely a place we love… and we were particularly happy to go back to Tamarama Beach, the place where we got engaged…

From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!
From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!
From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!
From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!
From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!
From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!

We couldn’t go to Sydney without stopping at the Blue Mountains. We went there for 2 days hiking. (which transformed in 1 and an half days because it rained a lot the first day…). The mountains are called “Blue Mountains” because the Eucalyptus trees have leaves which are blue underneath and to catch the sunlight, the leaves turn and let the blue colour appear! It is so nice to walk in this forest, even if it’s wet!!! You have a lot of green leaves everywhere, a fresh smell, many parrots and impressive waterfalls! We stopped at the 3 sisters but also at a place we visited 6 years ago!!! So amazing!!!

From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!
From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!
From Agnes Water to Sydney : Surf, 4WD and fun !!!

Now let’s go South to Melbourne with our new travel mate Thomas from Germany!

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