Thursday, January 10, 2013

Heading to Bundaberg

We're squeezing in one last trip for this school holiday.

Can you tell we're trying to make the most of our time together? It's hard to do trips during the year with Andrew studying all the time, and also because his and Nathan's school holidays never match up.

Anyway, another item on my Australian to-do list is to see baby sea turtles hatch, cross the sand and swim away into the ocean. I saw it on TV a long time ago and I really wanted to see it in real life. I never thought it would actually happen.

Then we arrived in Australia. I did a little research and found out that there's a turtle conservation area in Queensland just a few hours north of where we are. Since the best time to watch turtles lay eggs is mid-November to January and the best time to watch baby turtles hatch is January to March, I figured January would be the absolute best time to go. 

Since we don't know where we'll be next January, I hatched a plan to get us up there before the end of these school holidays. 

This morning, we packed up the car once again (we're getting pretty good at this now) and headed north to see the turtles.

We won't get to see the turtles until later in the night so we spent the afternoon in Bundaberg.

We arrived at the Bundaberg Barrel intending to go on a tour of the factory to learn about making ginger beer but apparently that closes an hour before the advertised closing time.

So all we could really do was stroll through the gift shop and look at Ol' Cliffy sitting outside.

We drove all the way to the Bundaberg Barrel and all we got were a couple cases of ginger beer, a few pictures and some postcards.

Stay tuned for pictures from our turtle encounter!

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