Well today is beautiful once again, but I don’t want to go out. I need a break from laying in the sun and staying out late. My sleep pattern is slowly getting better, but it is still off. I can only sleep until 8am and then I just force myself to get up. The birds are so loud here it’s almost impossible to fall back asleep.
The last 3 days I’ve gone to the beach twice, visited Kondalilla National Park, and went clubbing twice. Fun life, but a hell of a lot of walking. I really like how there is more walking in Australia compared to the states. I’m sure the scenery and weather helps make it easier to walk here. My friends and I walked on Mooloolaba beach for almost 3 miles until we caught a bus in the middle of some small town. I was exhausted and my ankle was swollen from twisting it on the first day here. I don’t think I mentioned that, but for a quick FYI, I’ve been limping around in pain..
Kondalilla National Park was so cool. We hiked down the mountain to the bottom of the waterfall and then hiked to the top. When we arrived at what seemed to be everyones favorite location, we jumped in the water and swam for an hour. It was freezing, but it felt good. I’ve never swam in water that felt so pure. I do have to admit that I was a litter nervous for some Australian animal to sting or bite me, but I saw absolutely no signs of life in the water.
One of my favorite things about this trip is how unpredictable your daily schedule is. I’ve planned on staying in, or going to the pool, but end up going to the beach or on a trip. It seems like nothing really has to be done that very second. This is a huge difference than the US. Everyone really is laid back here.
One last comment. I can’t believe how expensive everything is here. I’m starving because I haven’t purchased enough food and I’m still adjusting to actually cooking my meals, not just microwavable meals. Do you know of any good recipes that are healthy and quick to make? Let me know.