C-Mac & I had a fabulous time in Noosa, QLD. We flew up on the Friday morning, leaving behind a hideously cold (4c!) Melbourne to the gorgeous sunshine of, well, the Sunshine Coast. Cameron was foolish enough to wear grey, and thus received an arm-ful of mascara on the take-off from Melbourne. One would have thought he'd learn from our last trip...
Once we arrived, we dropped our bags at the apartment and made our way down the hill (Oh! What a hill. I spent the majority of the trip bemoaning said hill, and our arduous trips up and down it) to Hastings Street, the main shopping strip in Noosa. After a quick look around (Kookai! Witchery! Belgian Waffle shops!) we joined Cameron's mother for a bottle of wine at the Surf Club deck, overlooking the beach. Once we were nicely squiffy, we headed back to the hotel for a freshen up, before we had dinner at a gorgeous place called Bisro C, where I devoured the most amazing fish and chips I've ever tasted.
Much of the rest of the trip is a blur of eating, drinking, sunbaking and climbing that vile hill. I got my sweaty, sun-cream covered hands on a great book - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - which I devoured from cover to cover on the beach whilst roasting myself. I made Cam purchase My Sisters Keeper, by Jodie Picoult, as it's one of my favorite novels and would love to see the movie adaption of it soon.
This is the view from our room. We had this pool and spa entirely to ourselves, which came in handy as we were allowed to take alcohol in the spa with us as the Pool Bar had recently closed. Once the temperatures dropped at night time, we soon clambered into the spa and had a sauna to warm up, as I only discovered the heater in the apartment on the final night.
On our final night, we went to the most amazingly beautiful (and extraordinarily expensive) restaraunt, Sails, which was right on the beachfront. We got there early to watch the sun set, and had the entire place to ourselves as we sipped champagne and watched the sun go down. After dusk, fire twirlers came out onto the sand, and as we enjoyed an amazing meal we watched them dance around with their fire. It was a gorgeous night, and a beautiful way to end our holiday.
Cam and I frolicking in the spa, complete with terrible low-cost alcohol and trashy magazines. It was lovely being able to relax completely, do as we pleased and not have cats sitting on us at all times.We took a nice walk at sunset over the weekend to the National Park, and back to Noosa along the beach. The views were amazing, and Cam and I had plenty of laughs along the way.
Treating ourselves after our walk with Bellini's and Cosmopolitans @ Roccoco, where there was an extremely talented guy playing piano and guitar for some entertaining older gentlemen/English tourists.
Another hill! Me pretending to stop and admire the scenery when, in reality, I just needed a breather.