We went to the Gold Coast which is about an hour's drive south of Brisbane which is the capital city of Queensland. It was so much warmer although it is still winter up there we had a maximum temperature of 22 degrees Celsius instead of 12 degrees here in Melbourne.
We had a lovely apartment right across the road from the beach.
|Gold Coast Beach|
My youngest son and his girlfriend came with us so we went to the Theme Parks which are a big tourist attraction up there.
I loved Sea World and could have spent more time there. They have everything so beautifully displayed and really care about the sea creatures.
We saw the penguins first.
There was a penguin slightly sectioned off with a baby penguin and while I was standing there another penguin stood on the other side of the little fence and the two adults seemed to be kissing each other. They both stretched up the necks and then brought their beaks together and stood like that for ages.
We saw lots of Sea Lions and there is a big Polar Bear enclosure but the bears were very sleepy when we were there.
Sea World has a huge fish enclosure that seemed to house so many fish. It was mesmerising.
I think I enjoyed it especially because I am currently making an underwater themed quilt and there was inspiration everywhere.
When we came out of the huge aquarium there were some shallow pools with starfish and coral that you were allowed to touch.
We stayed until the end when they had the Grand Parade down Main Street and we saw all the Warner Brother and Batman characters.
It was a fun couple of days and we did do more than go to the theme parks and I tell you all about them in the next post.
Bye for now,