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Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane is still recovering from the floods caused by cyclone Yasi. The Brisbane River, which flows right through the city, overflowed its banks carrying with it a lot of boats that are normally moored in the river which people live on year round to avoid the high cost of housing on shore. The water has now receded but is still extremely muddy due to the silting problem from the flood.

We spent the day in Surfers Paradise on Australia's Gold Coast about one hour south of Brisbane. If you remember, we stayed at Surfers Paradise about seven years ago for a week. When you want to swim here you are told to "stay between the flags" where there are lifeguards. They move the flags daily as the position of the rip tides change. Surfers have their own designated area, but are not permitted to surf between the flags. Since we are travelling north, each day gets hotter.

permalink written by  rcodel on February 25, 2011 from Brisbane, Australia
from the travel blog: World Cruise - 2011
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