MAROOCHY & SURROUNDS
Trip Start May 08, 2008
65Trip End Jan 31, 2012
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Woke up to a lovely, sunny morning, at last. We had the day in Noosa - 24o and very humid. There was a lot of road works happening with upgrading and paving Hastings Street and the Surf Club. Walked along the beach and then headed up to the National Park Reserve and walked along the headland. It is truly a beautiful area and there were a lot of board riders enjoying the surf along the points.
However, I really don't think the waves are as good as at home, but we won't tell anyone about that.
EUMUNDI MARKETS - YANDINA CREEK - 4th June 2008
Wed 4/6 - An early start today to visit the Eumundi Markets which literally has hundreds of stalls, fresh fruit and vegetables and flowers, and delicious food stalls
We then headed off to Yandina Creek to visit friends from Wollongong. Alison and I worked together at PK Hospital. We were lucky to catch husband Gary at home as he is a flight attendant with Qantas, but he arrived home on Tuesday. (Really lucky - as Gary is a barista as well and makes the best coffee)! They have an amazing home surrounded by decks and windows and everywhere you look is picture postcard stuff of the surrounding mountain ranges. We had a great curry for lunch, a bottle of champers and chocolate cake for afternoon tea when their boys, George 9 and Harry 8, got home from school. It was wonderful to catch up. Alison always has something happening and in September she is taking a group trekking in Morocco. She needs another 4 people so if anyone is interested, let me know.
GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAINS - 5th June 2008
We had the day in the hinterland today. Visited Montville and Maleny and then to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve which is a subtropical rainforest area. Saw a Pademelon, a small rainforest wallaby
It was very eerie in the area with lots of strangler figs and a giant stinger tree. The rich soils here are derived from lava flows from a large volcano 25 million years ago. The Glasshouse Mountains, which are absolutely spectacular viewed from here, are the result of this volcano. The whole of the Blackall Ranges area is just beautiful and makes you realize what a wonderful country we live in.
BUDERIM - CALOUNDRA - 6th June 2008
Buderim today for a look around and checked out the forest walk and waterfall. It was such a lovely, sunny day 26-27, so drove to Caloundra.
Caloundra is now very populated with lots of high rise, which we don't remember from many years ago. Ah, they call it progress! There is an excellent boardwalk right along the beach front and it is built over the rocks (similar to our Sea Cliff Bridge - but a much smaller scale of course). The poles supporting the bridge are built into the rocks. It was a beautiful day for this walk. The locals tell us the plan is to connect this walk right up to Noosa
7th June 2008
Had our first visitors today - Gary, Alison, George & Harry Simpson and Alison's mum Joan came for a visit and morning tea. Harry taught me a lot about my Ipod, I learnt heaps! We had fun comparing toys, GPS (us), PPS (I think) George and Harry and I on our Ipods. This evening we had our walk along the river for our daily exercise and saw the most beautiful sunset over the Maroochy River. It was showery today and very overcast all day. Off to Hervey Bay tomorrow.
Bye for now...Kevin & Carol