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,
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.
We can visit Sea World again real soon and see the parts we did not see today.
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.
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/
The dreaded diet started this evening. To make life easy for myself I had beef broth and dry bread for dinner.
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.
In my walk around the surf festival area I saw a beared dragon
and a few surfing dogs straining at the leash to get surfing.
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”.)