We left Brisbane on the 7.45am Greyhound bus and were in Hervey Bay – the whale watching capital of Australia - by lunchtime. The first thing I noticed was that the air was warmer and that I didn’t feel the need to reach for my woolly hat! With the sun shining, and in T-shirts and shorts, we set off on foot to the other side of town to the harbour to check out competing prices for whale watching. On the local map we had it didn’t look very far, but it took us about two hours to get there and another two hours to get back! Next time we’ll check the scale box.