Barbecue Boating on the Sunshine Coast!

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bbq time

Sunday:

We all got up in the morning, the boys were pretty tired as they were all really drunk last night. We sat around for a bit not sure what to do with the day, Dick wanted to get a BBQ boat but noone else was too keen. We decided to go fishing at some place that Keith recommended close to Albany Creek. Then Mel and Jay came over and said we were going on a BBQ boat and got everyone all excited for it, so we decided to do that. Jay phoned up the company in Caloundra and we booked a 7 person boat but we were allowed 8 people the guy said. We were supposed to meet the guy in Caloundra at 1:00 so we left at 11:45...but by left I mean left the farm, first we had to get air for some tires, then we had to get some smokes, then we had to get a couple bottles of water.

the first beach area we went to
..then we were off.

There were 2 cars, I was in the rudub(andy's car) with Andy, Dick(DD for the day), Matt and Trent. In the other car was Mel, Jay and Bob. We had no alcohol so the ride wasn't as exciting as it could have been, but it was still fun. About 45 minutes into the drive Dick said there was smoke coming out of under the steering wheel but kept driving, then more wafts of smoke came up and we saw flames. Thaats right, the car was on fire! We were on the highway so there was nowhere really to pool over so Dick just picked a place, which ended up being a turnoff for big trucks:S..I heard Andy yell 'We're about to go up in flames!' It was pretty funny, but we all raced out of the car, I had no shoes on and the pavement was reeally hot. We hung around for a bit, put out the fire, then kept going.

trent is an idiot
It was all very exciting. When we got to Caloundra we stopped to get gas then had to go get some grog(beer haha, i'm trying to use some aussie terms in here). I got all the money and went in and bought it. Me, Matt, Trent and Andy shared a carton of extra dry, which is pretty much the best beer ever. After getting that we cracked a couple open and then went to the beach to go to the boat.

We ended up being like half an hour late:S..and the boat was a piece of crap lol. Buut we all paid($20 each) and were on our way, we had the boat till 5. The guys pushed us out there and we got stuck on a sand bank almost right away lol. But we got out of it pretty quick, then we just anchored at a beach and went for a swim. We all had some beers and sat in the water for a while.

the water is really shallow
Dick did some fishing, he actually caught a fish too! Bob did all the barbecuing for us which was sweet. After sitting around in the water we all went back on the boat and had some sausages but the sauce somehow got lost so we just had bread with it.

It was fun though, but then we decided to find a new spot, Mel started to drive but then Dick took over. Aaand then we started to sink. I guess thats what happens when theres 8 people on a 7 person boat? First the water started coming in the back, then the sides. I was having a great time, I thought it was hilarious, Mel was freaking out though lol. We tried kicking some of the water out and some of the boys got out to try and push us because we also got stuck in a sandbank again. But then they found some sea cucumbers and decided to take a break and have a fight with them.

see..
And I think we've all seen Jackass and we all know what happens when you squeeze a sea cucumber..it was soo funny though, a little bit gross though.

We left that spot in the middle of nowhere after a bit and found another spot on the beach, after getting stuck in some more sandbanks though lol, the sandbanks were everywhere! We found a nice spot on the beach though again and anchored and went out for a swim. It was really deep at this part and the current was really strong as well. We swam there anyway though..by this time all our beers were gone though. We had some sand fights, played around in the water for a while and before we knew it it was 5:00 and time to return the boat! So we got back on shore and returned it, they asked how it was and Bob said it was like a submarine lol.

mel tried to drive the boat
Stupid boat. But it was still lots of fun.

Afterwards we all went and had fish and chips for dinner at this sweet place in Caloundra, it was really good. We didn't stay there too long before starting to drive home. The drive home was really fun though, their car was throwing stuff at our car, we were throwing bread balls at their car. It was so much fun lol. Maybe a bit dangerous, but I had a blast. They were throwing handfulls of chips at us.

When we got back to the farm we just watched a movie pretty much and then went to bed, we were all dead tired but it was an awesome day, one of the best of my trip so far!

lovely_lori88 says:
oh wow that sounds awesome!
Posted on: Mar 19, 2008
melissak says:
haha yeah it wasn't too serious though, in the end it was really funny lol. i took tons of photos and i'll be putting a bunch up soon!
Posted on: Feb 28, 2008
travelteachr says:
Wow, pretty scary to hear the car was in flames, but must not have been too serious if they could still drive it =) SOunds like a fun trip, can't wait to keep reading!!
Posted on: Feb 28, 2008
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bbq time
bbq time
the first beach area we went to
the first beach area we went to
trent is an idiot
trent is an idiot
the water is really shallow
the water is really shallow
see..
see..
mel tried to drive the boat
mel tried to drive the boat
we got stuck and jay tried to get …
we got stuck and jay tried to get…
wasnt working so well..
wasn't working so well..
people trying to get us away from …
people trying to get us away from…
matt and andy pushed
matt and andy pushed
then they stopped to take a break
then they stopped to take a break
and have a fight
and have a fight
with sea cucumbers
with sea cucumbers
then it was back to work
then it was back to work
caloundra
caloundra
me and mel
me and mel
jay, andy, trent and mel
jay, andy, trent and mel
andy and matt
andy and matt
the boat was flooding
the boat was flooding
it was soo funny
it was soo funny
andy getting back on the boat
andy getting back on the boat
andy and a sea cucumber
andy and a sea cucumber
one of my favorite pictures...you …
one of my favorite pictures...you…
eeww
eeww
dick and andy are really close..
dick and andy are really close..
some empties
some empties
andy, dick, matt and me
andy, dick, matt and me
me and andy
me and andy
trent, dick and jay on the boat
trent, dick and jay on the boat
dick
dick
we went for a swim here
we went for a swim here
bbq boating is over:(
bbq boating is over:(
the boat and the city
the boat and the city
bob, mel, jay, trent, me, andy, di…
bob, mel, jay, trent, me, andy, d…
the rudub and a random car
the rudub and a random car
fish and chips for dinner
fish and chips for dinner
trents just looking there for the …
trents just looking there for the…
they threw sauce at his face
they threw sauce at his face
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