Mum and Dad arrived on Wednesday morning at the Gold Coast airport. I was meant to take the day off but had a meeting which I could not miss. Luckily, my brother Keith was visiting from Sydney as well and he was able to pick Mum and Dad up from the airport. I was able to get off work by midday and we did a brief sightseeing tour then.
|A short tour of the UQ campus. Keith made the comment that, from this picture, people may think he studied here.|
|Mt Coot-tha summit overlooking Brisbane CBD below|
|South Bank - Keith's favourite place in Brisbane!|
|We walked from Kangaroo Point along the Story Bridge (shown behind) to Brisbane CBD|
|The Liverpool football team were in town doing their tour|
|Roma St Parklands|
|Another visitor rescued this baby possum from the birds and placed it in the tree|
|Li-Ann then joined us for dinner at the Eat Street Markets in Hamilton. Pity it was so cold and windy, otherwise it would have been a lot more enjoyable!|
|Steep climb to the summit|
|I'm on top of the world!|
|Awesome view from the summit. That's Mt Tibrogargan|
|At the lookout viewing point|
|Low tide at Bulcock beach|
Well, as we got out to the open water, it got a bit rough and more than half of the tour group got seasick. Myself, Li-Ann and Keith included. There was a point where I could feel my legs turning into jelly and I was feeling as though I was going to pass out. I sat down and tried to sleep, which helped pass the time. Mum and Dad were okay though. We didn't manage to see any whales and the cruise company offered a refund as part of their guarantee. We did however, manage to see a few dolphins.
|All happy before the boat left the harbour|