If you remember, the honeymoon was all Mr Fix It. And he did not believe in making reservations. We booked our airline flights through his credit card air miles and we did book a one night stay at a resort in Australia as well as 3 nights at a resort in Bali, but the rest of the time we were there, we had no plans and no reservations! So once we landed in Brisbane, Australia, we got a rental car (of course one big enough to fit Mr Fix It's surfboards and we were surprised to fit them into a regular mid-sized car) and headed straight out of Brisbane towards the Gold Coast and Surfer's Paradise.
For whatever reason, Mr Fix It didn't want to stay in Surfer's Paradise. He had been talking about it a lot but I guess he felt it was too expensive. So we went a little further south to a surf spot called Burleigh Beach.
I'll share more about our hotels and such soon, but for now, I'll just share some pics of the weather and surf. The first three days we were in Burleigh, it rained off and on was cloudy. That didn't stop Mr Fix It from still making sure he got out in the surf for at least a couple hours. As soon as we rented our hotel, we headed across the street to Burleigh Beach and he jumped in.
This is a pic of the beach where he would surf. The waves prevent you from seeing that there are actually about 60+ guys out in the water. It was like that almost every day, even on the rainy days. It was not this nice on the first afternoon we were there (this was taken a few days later), so I just laid on a towel in my pants and a sweater and took a little nap while Mr Fix It surfed :)
The clouds in these shots (in Austalia) are just simply amazing!
This was a shot we took while driving down to NSW. It shows how ridiculously rainy it was. I took it through the car window because Mr Fix It thought it was cool how they carved a tunnel out of this mountainside: