Bashful’s Holiday travels Down Under


Well as you all know we had a guest not only for Christmas but to go on holidays with us..yes Bashful..all the way from the U.S of A..
Bacon and I made arrangements about this time last year! so pretty good to keep a secret for a year!
The little guy had a great pre Christmas with our family and we held a beach theme..to get ready for the big trip! so all the tables and food was relaxed and beachy!

I decided on a beach theme for our early family Christmas

I decided on a beach theme for our early family Christmas

We left home on the 23rd, dropped the pets off at boarding and headed to the city for the night..an early flight Christmas eve morning for us all.

Bashful needed a quick coffee and muffin on the plane to wake up..

Seat 1A Bashful has some brekky

Seat 1A Bashful has some brekky

It’s a reasonably long flight to Cairns but we arrived and it was hot! and humid! and fantastic…..
We grabbed our little pea pod sized hire car and headed to Palm Cove..we arrived and straight away Bashful was off for a look around..

Bashful at the Sea Temple Resort Palm Cove

Bashful at the Sea Temple Resort Palm Cove

We found our room and headed up to unpack..

Bashful ready to relax..think he was hinting at a dip in the pool!

Bashful ready to relax..think he was hinting at a dip in the pool!

Bashful soon found that the Pine-Lime Splice Cocktail was a perfect fix for the heat..remember the little guy is used to a cool winter!

It's okay..i made sure the little guy didn't drink to excess!

It’s okay..i made sure the little guy didn’t drink to excess!

We dried off and headed out..off to Barron falls..nothing like a bit of an explore..The fall were lovely not running with a lot of water as the rains had not been yet..seems everywhere we are waiting for rain! you see this is Far North Queenslands wet season..they are tropics..so wet and humid is how they roll!

At the falls..not far from Palm Cove

At the falls..not far from Palm Cove

The stunning paths inside Barron Falls Gorge

The stunning paths inside Barron Falls Gorge

I had some camera and sweaty eye issues the humidity was crazy…so sorry for the blown out shot of Bashful with the falls behind him..many of my pics did not turn out well at all..the humidty was making me nuts! I have to say my worst day ever at taking pictures..

Barron falls and Bashful

Barron falls and Bashful

After a good walk around we left and headed to Kuranda and the Butterfly Sanctuary..and another humid zone..what was I thinking!!

Bashful arrives at the Butterfly Sanctuary

Bashful arrives at the Butterfly Sanctuary

Somehow I lost Bashful and Fozziedad as I sweated my way through the butterfly house..but what a lovely sight..we have some stunning Butterflies in this country.

Lovely

Lovely

The interior of the house

The interior of the house

Hiding

Hiding

Look at them all..stunning

Look at them all..stunning

At the feeding station this sweet one has a feed

At the feeding station this sweet one has a feed

Beautiful

Beautiful

We left and heade back to the resort to spend the rest of the day swimming and relaxing and then had a lovely dinner..i had the Salmon and Fozziedad had a risotto..both divine..but of course sweets are always my fave..think Bashful likes them too!

Bashful sharing our meal.

Bashful sharing our meal.

I had a lovely chocolate sour cherry brownie with micro herbs and Fozziedad had a deconstructed Toblerone parfait…..yummm

Christmas morning we woke to see Santa had been..he had left a gingerbread man and some chockies on our doorstep..we wished Bashful a Merry Christmas and headed down for brekky…and the day began..next post is our Christmas day with the little guy.
Hugs Fozziemum πŸ™‚

67 thoughts on “Bashful’s Holiday travels Down Under

  1. Hot, aye?? What were you thinking? Winter time up there is beautiful. So’s summer … BUT … The humidity!!!! OMD!! It’s bad enough in Noosa. Good on you for leaving the pool and exploring! Very commendable! Bashful seemed to be having a good time. Palm cove is special, aye?

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    • I agree…what was I thinking..the pool was hot …hahaaha the beach water hot…I did enjoy cold baths πŸ˜‰ yep Noosa can get a bit yikes too! Palm Cove is pretty special Charlie and we had a great time exploring πŸ˜‰ hugs and sweaty loves Fozziemum…pee ess Bashful knows how to party πŸ˜‰ xx

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  2. oh be careful Bashful… there is nothing than that falls behind you :o) It was great to take me with you to the beach and to that falls, it’s great to see it through the lens of your cam! I wish I could visit a butterfly sanctuary once, that’s the chance to get even one of that flutter-guys.

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    • Easy I was always very careful of the little guy! and trust me he had some hair raising moments which shall be revealed! hahaa πŸ™‚ but I must be a good host for the little guy..he has big expectations! πŸ˜‰ you would love the butterfly house..it was a perfect chance to let all men know the joys of hot sweats haahhaah…but they were so quick! I was so sweaty and it was a real challenge..i think I threw a photographers tantrum when we left hahaha πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum and Bashful πŸ™‚ xxx

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  3. Reblogged this on Piglove and commented:
    Snorts. See I can’t keep a secret – and for year! Double snorts. You have to check out Bashful having the time of his life with his second home peeps πŸ™‚ way too much fun. What exciting pictures. I wonder if they would allow moi in that pool? XOXO – Bacon

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  4. Bashful had one fantastic holiday! We hope he wasn’t too ‘hard headed’ (Mol mol) about returning home. Bee have been reading about all the horrible bush fires in Oz! We send purrs and hugs
    Madi and mom your bfffs

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    • Bwahahaa well he is still here with us and not yet ready to fly to the US πŸ™‚ he has had a blast πŸ™‚ and yes the fires are awful…we dodged a bullet here so far this week but the summer is far from over…our friends in Adelaide were not so lucky 😦 thanks for the hugs Madi πŸ™‚ and loves back to you all xxxx

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  5. You certainly did show Bashful a GRAND time… AUSSIE STYLE…

    We are all thinking of YOU and all those in the FIRE Zone…. We are praying fur RAIN to quench them.

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    • Guys thankyou so much..our state has had a reprieve for now! we had some rain here and I believe we have more to come we just do not want dry lightning! on a happier note Bashful is living the dream and yes he is part of our fire plan so we have taken our guest into account πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xxx

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    • Hi sweets πŸ™‚ yes Bashful has been really making the most of the trip down under this time..wait till you see the rest of the things he got up to! πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xxx

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  6. OK Bashful, just what is it that you have? We’d have killed to join Fossiemum and Fozziedad on that holiday πŸ˜€ what fun you all had by he look of things.

    On a more serious note, hope you’re not too exhausted from the fire vigil. We think of you often and reading the stories on the news sends shivers down our spines. xxx

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    • Oh yeah he has the life alright Annie! he is having a ball ith us…still resting from the trip…not used to the heat poor rock! we are safe and have had a reprieve from the conditions that hit South Australia thankfully..they have really had a horrid time..we are of course prepared to roll and not taking any stupid risks..i really do loathe the summer risks….much loves Bev xxx

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  7. What a pity you couldn’t leave Bashful at home and put me in your suitcase sweetness! It looks like you had a fabulous time indeed. Such great shots. Bashful is indeed a lucky rock. I want to be a rock in my next life and come and live with you. πŸ˜†

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    • Haahaah now that would be fun! we had a lovely time..this day though at the falls and the butterfly house..had so mnay problems with pictures I was in a real funk…but I got my act together the next day,..thought I had lost my touch ..my greatest joy sharing the nature I see and the shots were not happening…yikes!! and yes I want to rock out myself πŸ˜‰ loves and huge hugs Bev xxxx

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      • LOL! Yeah, but I want to be a talking rock please. I will drive you crazy. hahahahaha!

        I am so glad you did sweetness and I can’t for one moment think that can happen to you. Your shots are always so full of live and gorgeous, and they telll the story perfectly. πŸ˜€

        hahaha! Rock out girl! πŸ˜†

        β™₯ Hugs β™₯

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        • Hahahaaahh never πŸ™‚ and oh boy the shots were awful…a huge amount were wished bye byes …so I did get some…not many that day…:) I will rock out ..now you roll woman πŸ™‚ loves BEV XXXX

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          • Pffffttt! It wasn’t! But yeah, no use in telling you that. I am the same. Always think my shots could have been better. hahahahah!

            Good! I will roll. hahahahah!

            β™₯ Hugs and Love β™₯

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    • Hahahaah me to M.K..and HE always has a ball…he did last time he was here too πŸ™‚ I really did miss him when he left ..so was very happy he returned πŸ˜‰ loves Bev xx

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    • Yep the humidity was a bit urghhhh! we got back to a hotter Victoria but the humidity was low so more bearable…as long as I can get in water I can stand the humidity..but that sanctuary….hooley dooely! was waiting for someone to ask me if I was having a heart attack bwahahahah πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xxx

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    • Come on down Sweetie! we will have an Aussie xmas πŸ™‚ Bashful was such fun the last time we had him and it was great to catch up with him again πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xx

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  8. Ah to be a ROCK and not to ROLL!!!!!
    Seriously envy the little pebble! Bashful you have the most amazing adventures…..
    Well done keeping the secret Bev! You ‘rock’ too! LOL…
    Love Sherri-Ellen & Siddhartha (up to our eyebrows in snow!!!)

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