After meeting with one of Suzanne’s relatives, we were given some solid advice… get out the city if you want a job. So we booked the greyhound to Hervey Bay. It was about $90 to get from Brisbane to Hervey Bay but it was our (my) last chance to get a job.
Located on the east coast, about 180km north of Brisbane, Hervey Bay is a little slice of paradise. Quite a quiet little place but its how I imagined Australia to look. A golden beach and Fraser Island is a stone throw away, hopefully get there once I’ve saved up.
The hostel that we have been staying at is called ‘Aussie Woolshed Backpackers’. Its quite an open layout with a big garden, very natural. Only problem is the amount of bugs that get into the rooms, we’ve found a couple of cockroaches in our dorm already. Other than that its a lovely little hostel and relatively cheap, we only paid $150 for a weeks accommodation. Mind you, the Wi-Fi is nearly impossible to connect to and when you do… it doesn’t work.
What We’ve Been Doing
On the bus journey up, I emailed nearly every business I could find in Hervey Bay. Luckily, I got an email back from a lovely little place on the beach and got an interview/ trial shift. Finally… a job!! I was absolutely buzzing that I finally got something. Other than that, Suzanne and I have spent our time wandering around and exploring, coming across the Botanic Gardens (big fan of Botanic Gardens these days). I looked at my health app on my phone and we’ve managed to cover about 60km in a few days.
So we decided to have a lazy day at the beach one day as well, it was nice to be on a proper beach and not a man made one in the city. Total relaxation on the golden sand was bliss. After a while though, my shoulders started burning, no surprise there, so I went back to the hostel.