It rained again today, limiting what I wanted to do, which was to climb Mount Coot-tha, which overlooks the city of Brisbane. It is a popular bushland tourist destination including the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. It also has bike trails, parks including a waterfall. The poor weather kept me near the city center, so instead, I went to the Art Gallery and walked more of the city.
I also met some new people the last couple of days – Peter, whom I met earlier this afternoon, is going to pick me up later this evening for dinner. I also met Janie, whom I chatted with yesterday during my lunch. She was sitting close by and I asked her a question about Brisbane . . . Her niece and boyfriend joined us a bit later. All of them provided quite a bit of information about Brisbane and the surrounding area. Janie gave me her telephone number and wrote down some specific things to consider doing while in town.
In this post, I have included pictures of my first few days in Brisbane. Where I am staying at, Chill Backpackers, the internet and WIFI is hit and miss, thus the paucity of posts. Couple that with the poor weather, I have been mostly doing things where I wont get wet. However, yesterday I walked quite a bit and got drenched a number of times throughout the day. That’s ok, as I am wearing clothes 2-3 days (yes Mom, the exception being underwear) straight, so they sort of get a washing each time it rains. 🙂