Sunshine Coast in the rain

The next morning we yet again had to wear our waterproofs to go to the toilets. That wasn’t even fun the first time round and thanks to my flipflops my pyjama bottoms looked as if I had diarrhoea… 😉 Once we were organised and ready to go, we drove to the Glass House Mountains, which rise dramatically from the surrounding Sunshine Coast landscape. We stopped at a lookout but due to the weather conditions we couldn’t see a thing. Thanks to the information board we at least found out that the now invisible Volcanic peaks were formed by intrusive plugs, remnants of volcanic activity that occurred 26-27 million years ago and what they look like in good weather. Next stop was the “Spirit House”, a posh Thai restaurant in tropical gardens with its own cooking school.

We treated ourselves to hot chocolate at the bar and then drove to the sweet little highland village of Eumundi.

Then we made our way to Noosa, where we went to the main beach and a lookout.

Unfortunately we didn’t have time to do the boardwalk because we had another stop on our list: Maryborough, the home town of Pamela Lyndon Travers, the author of the Mary Poppins books.

Just in time we made it to the Torquay Beechfront Caravan Park, which closes at 6 pm. We put the washing on and cooked chilli, and I finally managed to call my friend from the Ghan, whom I couldn’t meet yesterday.