Mamma and I decided to go to Moreton Island for an Australian adventure day.
It is only a 1 hour and 15 minute boat ride from Brisbane. We took a taxi from our house, about 10 minutes away, and were on the boat.
The island was beautiful. We jumped off and headed to our first adventure.
We wanted to try stand up paddle boarding.
We look totally like professionals, HA!
We quickly realized that the water was to cold. It was going to take many falls to master the adventure.
So, we put them up, and went to next thing. We decided to try our hand at sailing a catamaran.
We sat through the briefing, which was suppose to teach us how to sail. It basically was a ten minute spill about, "when something goes wrong, and you flip over here is how you get our attention."
Good thing, I guess, because about that time Mamma's jet lag starting catching up with her.
After she woke up we went and rode Segways on the beach. It was fun. You really have to commit to which way you want to go and lean. If you hesitate, the Segway could not figure out which way to go and start bucking. We saw many people get bucked off.
Next, we decided to take a boat out. This was a boat tour to feed fish and look for sea turtles.
It was REALLY cold. We did succeed in feeding fish and spotting huge sea turtles though.
After all of that adventure we worked up an appetite. We wanted to try something that was Australian. They suggested Lamington. It was a white cake rolled in chocolate and coconut. We agreed it was pretty good. Of course I had to add a little American in with a Coke though.
After our nourishment we were ready for more adventure.
We loaded on a 4x4 bus and headed to the sand dunes.
For a nice relaxing day in the sand. HA!
We went sand boarding. We all lined up in a single file line and hiked up the hill. Then they would wax the high tech board, get us in the right position and let us fly.
The high tech board was the same material you make peg board out of, just without the peg holes. It was fun though, you literally fly down the hill. Once you started down the hill you could not see a thing, the sand was just pelting you. Mamma had a facial, she face planted at the bottom of the hill. Talk about having a "sandwich." Wow she had sand EVERYWHERE!
While we were waiting on all 80 people to fly down we decided to take fun pictures.
The resort on the island did not just want you to have an adventure day, and not learn anything. They had this handy dandy sign hanging in the bathroom. Just in case all the fun, sun, and adventure had made you forget a simple thing you learned as a toddler, going to the bathroom. Not many times you take a picture of a sign in the bathroom, but I couldn't let this pass.
Despite the cold and wind, it was a great day at Tangalooma Resort at Moreton Island. I would suggest this day trip to anyone in the area. Beautiful sand, wonderful beaches, and lovely people. Can't wait to go back one day soon.