Our great hopes of meeting Emily in Fremantle were dashed when she phoned from onboard her ship at 9pm to say it would be another 1/2 hour before she was on land and we had to head to the airport in Perth by then..phooey.
We flew out of Perth at about midnight made good speed cross country and landing in Melbourne at around 5am. 5 hours to kill before we took off again for Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast! I read a book, Mike wandered around looking for somewhere to print our boarding passes, unsuccessful in his mission he returned and we had some breakfast before checking our baggage in. We had tried when we first arrived but were told to come back at 8am!
Our plane trip to Noosa was uneventful though there was a sprinkle of rain on landing. We collected our hire car and headed up the road to Yandina where we have developed the habit of stopping at the Nut Factory Cafe for lunch before continuing on to Noosa. NOT this year the cafe has closed. So we stopped at the local bakery for some bread and a cream bun! We had stopped at Dunethin Rock for a birds eye view of the hinterland arriving in Noosa about 3pm. Another stop at local supermarket for a few supplies. Weyba Gardens Resort was to be our home for the next 6 days as has been the case the last 4 times we have been here. We were both pretty tired by this stage but still managed to drive over to the local shopping mall to get Mike some shorts. Back to our apartment and feet up time. After looking at the local food delivery menu...a tad expensive so we opted for peanut butter sandwiches and a cup of tea/coffee. An early night after a game of Yahtzee on Mike's tablet.