June 20 – Sunshine Coast
Beau got up before me this morning and played guitar for a bit before I joined him to make breakfast. After our oatmeal Beau set to work on the van trying to figure out which brake was squeaking. He jacked up the van and spin each tire but nothing squeaked for him. The back passenger wheel though wouldn't spin well so we think it might be that one. Once the van was back on all fours we drove into Caloundra and got some info on the Sunshine Coast. We also popped into the library so Beau could e-mail his resume to Bombardier. Once out of there we started driving up the coast, we went through the town of Mooloolaba and then stopped to make lunch in Marcoola. We made ribs with potatoes on the bbq. They were pre-cooked beef ribs and weren't too bad. Afterwards we continued on to Coolum Beach where we decided to stop for the night. We popped some laundry in and went for a nice walk along the beach. After our lovely beach walk we hung the laundry to dry, unfortunately in the shade now, and walked over to the liquor store for a new box of wine. This time we bought a 4L box. We also popped into a dollar store and bought some beach towels for $5 each. We are hoping we'll be spending more time on the beach and I'd rather not get my shower towel all salty and sandy. We then sat in the fading sunlight with a cup of wine and a book/guitar. We made some sidekick noodle things again and got talking with another travelling couple who were also Canadian. We chatted for awhile until we decided it was too chilly to be outside. It's frigid tonight. Beau and I made some Milo with milk and enjoyed it back in the van with a book.
June 21 – Noosa
We enjoyed our breakfast in our camp chairs in the sunshine. Our laundry that had been out all night now had a hope of drying in the morning sun. We got our laundry all packed up and put away before driving up towards Noosa. We stopped at Sunshine Beach and spent a few hours surfside. Beau and I kicked around the beach ball but there was a slight wind and the ball didn't go where it was supposed to. I gave up and read on my towel while Beau went for a walk on the beach. When Beau got back from his stroll he tried to just chill on the beach but was too antsy to sit still. He went in the water and was inspired to try body-surfing by some guys attempting to surf. He had a lot of fun as well as many face-fulls of water. I waded into the water for a little bit. The water was actually quite warm. When Beau got our he was pretty wiped so he rinsed off and then we made some guacamole in the park for lunch. We drove into Noosa and stopped into the visitors center to find out where the library was. We'd both had enough of the sun for the day. We spent a bit of time getting up to date on our blogs then headed down for a few groceries as well as a hair trimmer. Beau's hair is out of control and I'm going to attempt to mow it for him... gulp. Noosa is a really pretty little town with lots of canals and waterways through out. There were some really nice places with docks and boats on the canals. We headed out of Noosa as the sun was starting to set. We were headed towards Gympie and stopped at a rest stop just out of town. The rest stop was packed with campervans, caravans and RVs. It wasn't a bad little spot though because it was sheltered from the highway a bit and it was free. We made fish curry for dinner but the potatoes was barely cooked enough and everything else was almost too cooked. It still tasted good though.
June 22 – Tin Can Bay
With no check out time we slept in a little bit then got up to make some breakfast at a picnic table. The sky was a mix of sun and cloud but we got some sunshine with our breakfast. After cleaning and packing up we moved the van closer to the picnic tables and I attempted to cut Beau's hair. Unfortunately the inverter wasn't up to the challenge of powering the razor but luckily it died before I even started. We drove out of our rest stop and onwards to Tin Can Bay via Gympie. Once in Tin Can Bay we checked into a rather run down park but it was a couple steps up from the other option in town. Sadly at this point it had clouded over. I set to work cutting Beau's hair which turned out okay although it took a little while. We both had a quick shower since we were covered in hair then made some lunch. We made french toast for lunch but since we lacked vanilla, syrup and butter they just weren't that great. We took a walk along the water and scoped out where the dolphin feeding was supposed to take place in the morning. Once back at our site we set up the table and chairs outside and guitared/read as well as munched on some Doritos. I went in to read once the sun went down since it got chilly. When Beau came in we hummed and hawed about dinner but since neither one of us was very hungry we just had some cheese and crackers.
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