Beaching it up with Brea
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So, next stop, Brea's place.
From Byron we caught the early bus and arrived in Surfers Paradise around 1pm. Brea, who used to share a flat with Rachel, came to pick us up from the bus terminal. Brea lives in Southport which is just outside Surfers so is much quieter. We were looking forward to seeing (in my case meeting) Brea, plus the added bonus of spending a week in an actual house, rather than a hostel. Brea had even borrowed a mattress so we didnt have to sleep on the sofas, we could have a bed for the duration.
We spent the first few days chilling out and relaxing; dvd watching, a decent shower and enjoying the benefits of a properly stocked kitchen were among the highlights.
On Wednesday night we met up with a few of Brea's friends and went out to the pub for dinner.
Brea also took us out to Burley Heads for a picnic. We stopped at the supermarket and filled up with all sorts of goodies but back in the car the radio warned of storms and hail. We decided to plow ahead with our plans and kept our fingers crossed. We managed to get to Burley ahead of the rain (just) and quckly started eating. We, being British, outlasted everyone else and were the last ones sitting out in the rain. Just a typical English picnic to us!!