412. Sunday 8th March 2015. Sea World, frozen shoulder, a long drive and surf festival…

Monday 2nd March

We went to Sea World today. We deliberately went after lunch with a planned no more than three hours and leave before the daily exodus at 5pm. It worked out fine for us. We got to see the penguins, a funny show with a couple of Sea Lions as main characters,

This well behaved Sea Lion is a big muscly guy.

This well behaved Sea Lion is a big muscly guy.

A Sea Lion is star of the show

A Sea Lion is star of the show

we saw the Polar Bears which occupied us for ages. 020315 bear1 020315 bearA dolphin show was just wonderful to see. These sleek marine creatures seem so intelligent and dare I say it…Happy!020315 dolphin 020315 dolphin1 020315 dolphin2

A young boy plucked from the audience was thrilled give instructions to the dolphins

A young boy plucked from the audience was thrilled give instructions to the dolphins

Before leaving the park we saw a demonstration on what can be done with a couple of jet skis and a new jet pack wowed the audience.

http://www.adrenalin.com.au/water/jet-pack-and-flyboard/?gclid=CjwKEAiAg_CnBRDc1N_wuoCiwyESJABpBuMXORvKH8deCalYdG8jZeModDKS-kF_v_6u-C_-nd9YdxoCZo_w_wcB#location=qld;selected=;price=;sortby=most+popular;

 

A jet pack display. On our way the beach a few days later we saw anew jet pack, worn on the feet like a ski board.

A jet pack display. On our way to the beach a few days later we saw a new jet pack, worn on the feet like a ski board.

We can visit Sea World again real soon and see the parts we did not see today.
Yay!

Thursday 5th March

The days got gradually hotter with a high of 37° today. We are pleased we had insulation installed last month. Although it was hot inside the house it was not oppressive. Outside was another matter. In the afternoon we drove to Main Beach and …surfed! Wow! What a wonderful romp in the surf. Donnis was bowled along as if in a washing machine but I am determined to teach her to body surf before she leaves for Canada. (Hmmm. That’s something  I will talk about at a future date when her/our plans are in place. It involves much more travel)

My sister Enid (alias Sue) lives in Noosa but commutes to work in Brisbane where she stays during the week. This morning she called to say she had injured her shoulder, is in a good deal of pain and could not drive her car. We offered to collect her from her lodgings and drive her home.  (A round trip of almost 450 Klms)While Donnis drove her in our RALLYE  I followed in her GETZ (Hyundai) She had already arranged to meet her doctor and get a referral to a Radiologist. Naturally the Radiologist is booked out and the earliest Enid can be seen is Monday.  If, as expected she has a “frozen shoulder”,  she then needs another referral to have a cortisone injection, possibly Tuesday or Wednesday at the earliest. The hospital radiology dept is also booked out until Monday.

Sigh!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adhesive_capsulitis_of_shoulder

We decided to stay another day and help Enid with a few meals and keep her occupied and her thoughts off pain. We cannot stay longer as we both have medical appointments on Monday and Frank has to start a strict diet for a colonoscopy procedure on Tuesday.

After lunch and Enid was settled in for a snooze Donnis and I went to the northern end of Noosa Beach for a surf. The waves were a bit on the tiny side but we had fun anyway. The main part of Noosa Beach was being used for the 2015 Noosa  Festival of Surfing, now in it’s 24th year.  http://www.noosafestivalofsurfing.com/

Early Sunday morning on Noosa Beach

Early Sunday morning on Noosa Beach

The dreaded diet started this evening. To make life easy for myself I had beef broth and dry bread for dinner.

Hmmm!

Oh and followed up with a couple of scoops of ice cream.

Sunday 8th March.

I was up early and down to the beach for a walk around and a few photos.

Ferry jetty at Noosa Cove

Ferry jetty at Noosa Cove

Jetty

Jetty

Weyba Creek at Noosa

Weyba Creek at Noosa

Weyba Canal. Much of Noosa like much of the Gold Coast has canal development.

Weyba Canal. Much of Noosa like much of the Gold Coast has canal development.

In my walk around the surf festival area I saw a beared dragon

Bearded Dragon trying to grow back a tail presumably lost in an encounter with something b igger.

Bearded Dragon trying to grow back a tail presumably lost in an encounter with something b igger.

Bearded dragon

Bearded dragon

and a few surfing dogs straining at the leash to get surfing.

Surfing dogs at Noosa Surfing Festival

Surfing dogs at Noosa Surfing Festival

http://www.vetshopaustralia.com.au/2015-Surfing-Dog-Spectacular–C316.aspx

Afterwards we had coffee and a croissant at a French coffee shop. The coffee was warm and the croissant overpriced.

We drove home in the afternoon and after a lunch of tea and dry toast I relaxed. (For relaxed read “fell asleep in the recliner”.)

 

 

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