Destination: Great Barrier Reef Inspiration: Donald Sutherland. Need I say more? Donald Sutherland “the Great Barrier Reef? If that’s where you’ll be go out in the water on a boat to the ‘Potato Hole’. Just from the boat, without even going in, you can see more fish than you can imagine. But swim. Dive. Even […]
I haven’t even made the boat yet. I’m sitting here at the airport trying not to cry. I can’t really because everyone’s laughing at me. I’m wearing a santa hat I got at Sluttingham Palace last night. Slutttingham palace was described to me by a 22-year old girl as a place “owned by 3 old guys (um 35) who had parties to get girls.” She also thought I was 24. I’m thinking it was the hat, so I’ll keep it on and be 24.
It’s not whale season, you say? Who cares? Tell me to see whales and I’ll show you whales. James Franco moment turns Mission Pineapple Express in Brisbane. As you read the below, note some fav quotes from the movie and how they paralleled our trip. Except we don’t have pot to use as an excuse.
The first time I tried to make this moment, I got lost in the city walking everywhere BUT the actual street Govindas was on. I’ve realized , and this is NO EXAGGERATION, the Aussies always WANT to help but literally 9 times out of 10 make up the answer to your question and HOPE that they might be right. Not kidding. It’s happened at least 27 times now.
After my facial, I felt unstoppable and decided to go with the momentum of my productive day. So despite my oily hair and no makeup I started walking back towards town. Next stop, one of Jerry O’Connell’s favorites from the time he spent in Sydney working on KANGAROO JACK! The Establishment still had quite the business despite the fact it had been a while since Jerry was there.
Since we didn’t have time for a surf, Rod and I agreed to meet up for a drink in Bondi when I had a one hour window of time between meetings. Rod wasn’t so keen on my last-minute calls and scheduling but I trapped him into this one. Rod Kerr is basically a prepubescent boy in a 30-something year old body. He has a high pitched laugh that people turn to see. He’s always got a little lopsided grin and a boyish charm. He ran into Ravisis to meet me with his pants falling down, holding his belt, and causing a scene. We immediately hit it off.
After leaving me in OZ, Jen Birn worked her magic and got the following quote from Ryan for me: “I know it sounds touristy, but the Sydney Harbor Bridge walk is really cool at night, so she should definitely do that if she can, at sundown. After that she should take the ferry from Manly to Palm Beach and go bar hopping in Palm Beach. She’s guaranteed to meet some great people there and have just the time of her life.”
Stephen mentioned the seaplane at our first meeting for breakfast the day before back when we were a bit weary of this very excited about Sydney / new friend / Stephen. However, after our time in Palm, we were up for whatever he threw at us. And I mean really, who doesn’t want to get on a plane that takes off and lands in the water? One of the stories I cannot lend justice to is the process by which guys become members of the Wrt Surf Club. Stephen’s crazy tales of testing for this baffled me. We talked about the Reums (VeeVlife.com) where Stephen actually is spending his time now ladies. Stephen is playing LA as we continue around OZ. Go find him girls.