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Brisbane - 12th - 14th November

By pshipley - Posted on 14 November 2009

We arrived mid morning antipodean time a little worse for wear due to the lack of sleep.  The customs people took an interest in us and so clearance took a little longer than normal.  Eventually we stumbled into a taxi and were whisked downtown by our American Samoan driver to the hotel.


Unfortunately the hotel has a 12 noon check-in policy and no rooms were ready.  So we dumped our huge pile of baggage and wandered down to the main shopping precinct.  As Phil had left most of his summer wear on the boat ,shorts, board shorts and T-shirts were the order of the day.


At noon sharp we reappeared at the hotel reception demanding a place to sleep.  Fortunately the key was ready and the luggage was already in the room.  Within 10 minutes the low rumble of syncronised snoring must have been reverberating throughout the 25th floor of a downtown towerblock, freaking out seismologists throughout the Pacific basin.


Our short time in Brisbane was spent in various museums, art galleries and botanical gardens,  the highlight being a ride on the Wheel of Brisbane


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