There’s a magical turning point that occurs about two months into the Hervey Bay summer heat. The point where you start to secretly love the rain. Wait for it. Even actively wish for it.
So when the rain finally started pouring a few days ago it felt lika a big, fresh breath of air.
Since then we’ve done some very atypical things, like not going to the beach and going to the movies instead, play board games and read books. Our Aussie friends quickly changed dinner plans from lasagna to soup. ”It’s below 25 degrees, it’s definitely SOUP WEATHER” they explained.
Rainy day drives from Hervey Bay
So, what to do when the rain continues to pour over our beaches? Our top tip is to make a little day trip to places that need a bit of drama to look their absolute best : Burrum Heads and Toogoom!
Both are a short drive away from the Woolshed Backpackers. The beach in Burrum Heads is a crazy, windy landscape full of fallen trees that make you feel like you’ve reached the end of the world. Obviously, we pretended it actually is, and spent a good hour playing “Survivor” and catching coconuts from nearby palm trees… 😀 At Toogoom, you’ll find a quite perfect rainy day café with all day breakfasts and a gorgeous view of the windy seas.
Keep, raining, I say! 🙂