As I mentioned in Friday’s post, we spent the past weekend at Stradbroke Island celebrating our friend’s birthday. Stradbroke Island (or Straddie as it is know by the locals) is a 45 minute ferry ride from Brisbane. We headed out Friday morning and met the rest of our group at the ferry terminal to head out to the island.
Travis and the majority of the others spent the afternoon scuba diving. Unfortunately, he had some Go Pro malfunctions so this fish is one of the only creatures that got photographed. We do have a twenty minute video that captures matarays, sharks and octopuses if you would like to come over and watch it, I just don’t know how to take still shots from the video (a little help anyone?!?).
Saturday morning we hung around the house with everyone before heading off to the beach. My friend, Monique, took us to gorge walk where she got engaged last month first. The wind was crazy while we were walking along the gorge walk, in fact we saw a sailboat that had capsized and another boat was trying to pull it out. Even with the ferocious winds, the views made our little trek worthwhile. Unfortunately, I only had my iPhone to capture the beauty.
We headed to Cylinder Beach to play in the waves and soak up some sun, all of which I did not photograph. We really liked the beach, it wasn’t too crowded, the sand was nice and cool and the water wasn’t too cold- perfect combination.
Before dinner and the costume party, Travis and I decided to head back up to gorge walk with the big girl camera to take some more pictures and (most importantly) scout out some roos. Everyone kept saying how there were kangaroos EVERYWHERE on Straddie but we had yet to see one.
After what seemed like forever, we finally spotted a few in the distance. They were on the other side of the trail so we couldn’t get too close to them but we did snap some blurry, zoomed in shots (because everyone loves those).
It was nice to just relax, watch the sun go down and feel the cool breeze off of the ocean. Sometimes I really do have to pinch myself that we get to live in somewhere so gorgeous.
Saturday night we had the costume party. The theme was movie characters from past and present but Travis and I skirted the rules a little and went as…
We headed back to Brisbane on Sunday morning (my birthday) and spent the day hanging out by the pool. I told Travis I just wanted him to cook me dinner for my birthday meal and then we could go out for dessert. We go out to eat all the time but never even order dessert, so I figured this would be something special. Travis did well and catered to my request of bacon wrapped shrimp because…
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