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January 2nd, 2010 – by: lukeandsarah
Grabbed a few hours sleep on a mattress out on the decking (cooler and quieter than inside, at least until dawn) before we were cooked a breakfast of blueberry pancakes and bacon. Yum. New Years Day was relaxing - went to the cinema in Maroochydore (to escape humidity) to watch the Lonely Bones (verdict = ok), then to the beach where me and Sarah went rock-pooling.
Saturday = early start to pick up a boat. With Ruth & Jane's brother Anthony as skipper (licensed and everything), nine of us jumped aboard a hired boat to go cruising in the river. Nice and easy to drive, so I was allowed a turn at the wheel, even with a beer in one hand. We managed to avoid the big sandbars and the sea itself, heading to a beach where we dropped anchor for a swim and frisbee throwing. Most exciting moment was definitely discovering a dead puffer fish (inflated I might add), but was thankful not to encounter a live one. Swim finished, we cruised back up the river, feeling very out of place amongst the speed boats pulling water skis or rubber rings, until it was time to return the boat. Good morning well spent.
Headed back to Tewantin for our bags and then it was back down the motorway to Brisbane. Slightly different New Years to what I'm used to, but all good fun.
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