Sunday, December 07, 2008

The Gold Coast, Australia

Hello. Thanks for coming to see my blog.

Last time I showed you photos from Brisbane. We also went for a couple of days to the Gold Coast.

The first day we explored the beach and played in the surf. It's a long time since I've done that. Exhilarating!

We loved the pelicans. So great to see them in their natural habitat, here, as well as in Brisbane.

The second day we hired a BBQ boat to wander around the waterways and see the houses of the rich with their boats. The boat could only go about 6 knots so we all took turns at being Captain. No risk of ending up in New Zealand! Having a BBQ on the boat was also a novelty for us.

I hope you enjoy the photos.

Next time roos, koalas, wombats and emus! Hope to see you then


What do you mean "smile".
How'm I s'posed to do that?

OK that's enough, I'm off.........

I bet YOU can't do this!

There's a gorgeous chick watching me,
I'd better do this in style....

As we arrived at the Gold Coast

Now that's what I call a beach!

Cloud, beach'n surf

Up and down it's 57 kilometers long!

A building that caught my eye at sunset

In the evening we went for a walk to Surfer's
paradise along the beach

Off we go....

The "Gold Coast" living up to its name

Haven't worked out yet how to straighten
leaning buildings because of wide-angle distortion.

This is Jim being the first cap'n on our trip
around the waterways

Looking towards the beach

"How do you travel to work sir?" "By chopper,
I can't be dealing with public transport..."

Floating Church, do you think they take it out
to lighthouses and oil rigs?

Our anchoring spot for lunch

The galley crew busily preparing...

Waterfront houses

If you can't have a helicopter,
I guess this is the next best thing

Making our way back
A great way to spend 4 hours!

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