Our second stop for our Australia trip was to Hamilton Island!
Finally, we were back to civilization! There’s TV, phone, internet! Everything is clean and neat! No more bird poop on our clothes!
We stayed at this really nice place on the island call The Retreat. It’s a 2 stories house. There are 4 bedrooms, a huge living room, kitchen and dining area. There’s also a really big and absolutely gorgeous porch for BBQ-ing and watching the sunset.
I love how we get a buggie to get around the island. I miss driving in Canada. Driving a buggie is fun. Everyone drives a buggie around. It's all super slow, so no one can complain about my slow driving.
There are kangaroos here and there. They are sooooo cute! I see possums coming to our porch every night. I think the little possums are so cute. However, they are like the raccoons in Canada. They are considered pests. This is such a beautiful island. The house was also absolutely wonderful. One thing I don't like about this place is that there are lots of ants!!!! GIANT ants!!! They are everywhere! There are also cockroaches!!! I hate cockroaches! They are the size of my thumb! GROSS! I guess it's coz there aren't 75,000 birds on this island to eat the bugs, so they are crawling everywhere. There are a lot of parrots though. White parrots. They looks like the ones that would sell for over $2000CDN in Canada. If only I can smuggle some of the wild parrots, then I'll be rich! *evil grin*
Here are some pictures from Hamilton Island.
On the porch, you can watch the sun set~
Here is a penne carbanara we made.
And steak from BBQ.
Although there are wild kangaroos on the island, there are no wild koalas. Koalas can only be found in the Wild Life center. You can pay $25AUS for buffet breakfast with the koalas, but you can't cuddle them. If you want to cuddle them, pay another $30AUS.
I miss this house! Compare to the housing in Hong Kong, people seem like they are living in prison cells...miserable.