Not so hot in Queensland

by Cellobella on Wednesday, June 25, 2008

It’s supposed to be warm in Queensland… right?

Because I’m not.

I’m cold. 24 degrees is not sitting by the pool weather for me and certainly not in the bikini I’m really too old and too fat to wear. But if I were to sit by the pool I would be able to wash my feet of sand with this nifty water footbath. Very clever.

The footbath...no more sandy feet
The footbath leads from the artificial beach to the paved poolside area

The pool really is more of a lagoon with 1000 tropical fish. Yes you swim with the fish. It’s a little gross when the guy feeds them with bits of squid but entertaining…

The lagoon at the Mariott
The lagoon has a waterfall and a tunnel slide as well.

The view
This is the view from my balcony. Two pods of whales swam past today apparently. I missed both.

By the way… it’s MUCH cheaper to eat out over here! Went out to lunch today at a little beachside cafe… of average flashness. Lunch was $9.90. I had a red prawn curry. There must have been about 12 large prawns. You would have paid more like $20 in Perth. And it was really tasty.

If anything underlined how expensive Perth has become that would be it.

{ 6 comments }

kristarella June 25, 2008 at 5:06 pm

Heh, 24 degrees for the middle of winter is pretty warm ;)

Mmm, prawn curry sounds good. $9.90 is pretty good too. I think a lunch time curry in Newtown (Sydney) might be $7, but Newtown is the Thai capital of Sydney (pretty much).

Niki June 25, 2008 at 7:03 pm

29 deg in Karrachi today but I think I’d rather be where you are! Hope the conference goes well. Can’t wait to hear all about it before next cyclone season!

M June 25, 2008 at 9:54 pm

Thanks for the tip on the weather, Firegazer and I are going to Qld on Sunday so I guess I’d better pack a jumper.

BTW have tagged you for one of those silly memes. Bleh.

Snoskred June 26, 2008 at 7:03 pm

I went snorkeling in there! It was a much colder day than 24 degrees but I was so fascinated by the fish I didn’t care – the other half had to drag me shivering and shaking out of that pool..

Cheers,
Snoskred

ken armstrong June 26, 2008 at 10:20 pm

12 Prawns!!!?

My Mum always said it was bad manners to count your food.

‘Ever hear that? : )

Cellobella June 26, 2008 at 10:30 pm

LOL.

Well about 12… I didn’t actually count them but lined their little tails along the edge of the bowl as there wasn’t a side dish…
:)

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