in Australia, Trips
Jennifer and I went to Brisbane since I was going there for linux.conf.au.|
Unfortunately Brisbane had just gone through the biggest flooding they had seen in about 100 years, so there was a fair amount of damage and cleanup they were still working on when we showed up 11 days later. Yet, we were there for the conference that was able to proceed despite the recent issues, so we went around the city.
waterfront restaurants didn't do well
Shitty Wok, may I help you? :)
A few night pictures:
On monday evening, we went to the top of Mt Cooh Tah for a nice view, but a somewhat poor dinner for the price paid (tourist trap):
not so good overpriced dinner, but good company
I took tuesday off from the conference, and we went to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, which was fairly fun:
view was decent at least
Sheep dog at work
chicken tried to make a run for it
not quite a lorikeet
eating a mouse
and we spent the rest of the day at the Botanical Gardens:
On saturday, after the conference, we went to Mt Tamborine and had fun with a rope/exercise course in the middle of a forest. It was actually both challenging and fun. Even if you're supposed to be attached at all times (although you are responsible for that), I think stupid lawyers in the US would never allow that.
We then had a little time left over to head out to their sister location, the Currumbinm Wildlife Sanctuary (after a drive through the mountain), and had about 90mn to go through the park before it closed (turned out to be just enough).
tasmanian devils remind me of puppy dogs on occasion.
those guys were roaming around everywhere
feet are sticking out :)
We used the rest of the day to have a look at the Gold Coast:
yummy insect you're eating there :)
And that was it for Brisbane and surroundings. In hindsight we should have spent a 2nd day visiting the gold coast since Brisbane itself didn't have that much to see.