Photographs and Adventures

Airlie Beach

Every night seems a little bit warmer than the one before, however we were eager to head further north towards the warmth so we put in a couple of big days of driving to get up the Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays. You remember the advertisements…Queensland – Beautiful one day, Perfect the next…Sadly the rain arrived at the same time as we did and so we set up camp in the rain at Airlie Beach in the rainforest, and it has poured down relentlessly ever since.

Swimming in the rain. Couldn’t get much wetter!

Things certainly look different when viewed through a curtain of rain, under grey skies; where are the beautiful crystal clear turquoise waters, and awesome views we were so looking forward to? To make matters worse, the new tent is leaking so we have spent most of the day organising a tarpaulin over the whole tent to try to keep out the worst of the water. That’s Australia for you; it is either drought or flood! We are a land of extremes…

Anyway, tonight we are sitting snug and warm in the caravan, listening to Laura Marling on the cd player, not quite drowning out the sound of the rain teeming down outside, drinking cocktails and Southern Comfort and coke, eating all the goodies out of the store cupboard, and wondering what to have for dinner that doesn’t require anyone to go outside. I hope the rain will ease enough to put Mel’s bedding back in the tent for tonight without it getting all wet again, but I don’t hold out much hope. I checked the weather on the internet and apparently it is raining pretty much all the way from Brisbane to Cairns, and will continue for the next week, so there is nowhere to escape to. I think we might just have to tough it out and wait for better weather. That is seven more days and nights of rain…

Camping cocktails cunningly concocted from coconut juice. Try saying that three times fast…

With plenty of time on our hands, we have been getting creative with photoshop and the liquify filter to further enhance this silly photo of Mel with lolly-teeth in her mouth and a pipe in her hand. The things you do when you are bored! At least I have had time to update my blog.

Mel doesn’t really look like this!

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One response

  1. Lyn Young

    “What BIG eyes you have, Mel my dear !”

    July 20, 2012 at 10:32 pm

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