On one of the days when we were at Gold Coast, we went to Sea World.
It’s this big place where they kept lots of animals that come from the land and sea. Everything from seals to pelicans… and they even managed to squeeze a pirate ship in.
My favourite two animals though are the penguins.
(I seriously can’t stop looking at these penguins and think that they’re just going to break out into dance any time)
and the dolphin.
They’re so friendly. When you stand at the side of the lake they come up to you as close to you as they can as if they want you to pat them. And they seem genuine too. I mean if a shark or a crocodile came up to you and pretended to be friendly, you can be pretty sure they’re friendly up till the point you get into the water with them. After that they’ll be adding ketchup on to you and tying a napkin around their necks.
Dolphins on the other hand just seem to want to play with you.
I promised Shorty that if I’m a billionaire one day and have this huge house, we can have some pet dolphins.
Now I expected Sea World to be all about animals and sea creatures but it wasn’t that way at all. It had quite a bit of a theme park too. I went on a few rides. On one of these drop rides that I tried to get Shorty to go on but she refused. So to make it up to me she stood by the side and snapped a picture of me when I was coming down the ramp. See the guy seated behind with the green t-shirt?
That’s me during my moment of regret thinking “WHY THE HELL AM I DOING THIS AGAIN?!”.
This particular slide wasn’t too bad though. So after that ride I mustered up the courage to go for this roller coaster.
Aww man this roller coaster scared me not because of the drops or the loops or anything like that but because it was so high up and the foundation looked like lego. Plus when you got to the top and it turned around just before they dropped you, I kept feeling as if I was going to fall off the roller coaster and die.
Fortunately that didn’t happen. The first time I went, Shorty refused to go. Some ten minutes later I returned from the ride telling her that it really wasn’t that bad compared to some other rides we’ve been on so she decided to try it out. I ended up going for the ride a second time. I love sitting roller coasters with Shorty. She has the cutest scream.
What I fancy less though are sitting on kiddie rides with Shorty. She saw this little kiddie ride that only had parents and kids and she insisted we get on to it.
At first when the ride attendants saw us, they weren’t sure if they were supposed to let two adults ride it. Since you know, it’s meant for kids. Eventually they let us on though and it was the most boring ride I’ve been on the entire trip.
Sea World was our 3rd theme park. By the end of it I think we had enough of rides and roller coasters. So the next day we went to the beach.
The beach in Gold Coast is really different from every other beach I’ve been on. Maybe it’s because the weather and the sea water was really cold but… the waves there were a lot stronger than the waves you would get in say.. Phuket.
We didn’t last long on the beach though. Because as you can tell from the last picture… IT STARTED RAINING!
Still.. was great while it lasted!
So that’s the end of my Gold Coast entries. Maybe it’s just me though but while Gold Coast is nice, I find cities in Asia a bit more exciting. KL, Singapore, Manila, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tokyo…. all with the hustle and bustle that I love.
But if you want to go somewhere nice to relax without having to travel too far. Gold Coast is great. Plus I hear the flights are much cheaper now with Air Asia. So go have fun guys!