After a lazy few days on the Gold Coast with Sara, we are again at an airport, this time waiting to start our journey across the country to Perth.
It has been relaxing–time on the beach and in the ocean, lots of talking, good dinners and yesterday a trip to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to see captive wildlife. I'm not a fan of zoos, but one visit in a new country is a good way to learn about the local animals. Lots of rescued koalas, sad kangaroos, fearsome snakes, nasty crocodiles and school kids.
The ocean on the Gold Coast has been a treat. Endless uncrowded white sand beaches with surf to play in. At about 18º the locals think the water is cold but to Canucks it is inviting. I never swim in the ocean at home but here it is one of the best things. Tomorrow we can swim in the Indian Ocean!