Tuesday, 13 December 2016
I was pretty tired this morning but not wanting to waste this opportunity I managed to haul myself back out into the Noosa National Park for a run and quick swim before breakfast.
Actually I think I’ve discovered that without my family or friends to slow me down, I maybe try to do a bit too much on holidays. I guess since there’s no-one to chat and relax with (or talk me down from rushing out to do things), I just move from one activity to the next and don’t prioritise the ‘relax and unwind’ part of the holiday!
Anyway - inspired by yesterday’s paddle I headed off after breakfast and rented a fancy ocean ski from Noosaville. For the next two hours I thoroughly explored the Noosa waterways. The scenery varied from mangroves to very fancy houses with infinity pools (oh so many infinity pools), and of course the zillions of boat hire companies and watercraft. It was quite pricey for 2 hours ($80) but worth every cent.
After almost an hour of riding small sections of bike trail followed by larger stinking hot sections on the sides of roads, and numerous hills (not large but my bike was a clunker so every hill felt big), I was sick of the whole thing. And hungry. And hot. And annoyed that it wasn’t what I expected. After what felt like the zillionth road stretch I turned around and headed back to Noosa Junction the fastest way possible. Hot, sweaty and very bothered I had a restorative banana smoothie and a bit of a rest in the shade. Looking at the map now I suspect I just didn’t make it to the major section of uninterrupted trail. Once I felt better I headed back down to Main beach and sat on the grass and contemplated the error of my ways before spending a short time browsing the shops.
Then I rode back to Noosaville to return the bike and retrieve the car I left there 6 hours earlier. Phew, what a day.