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Body Surfing

Main Beach. D is lolling in the sun reading. Murray, M and I are in the water. I was smarter today and am wearing my sleeveless scuba diving  “hoodie” made of neoprene to keep me warm. M is teaching me … Continue reading

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The Koala Story

Once upon a time, a long time ago in a back room of the parliament buildings in Canberra, Australia, the marketing group for the Department of Tourism sat lementing the fact that tourism has become big buisness around the world … Continue reading

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Musings on an Easy Day

D has an appointment this morning so we hang out with M at the condo, which is just fine as it is raining. We research hotels in Brisbane, as we are spending two days there at the end of our … Continue reading

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More Local Touring

Morning destination, The Spit. This spit extends north from Main Beach/Surfer’s Paradise. The land has been claimed for what was in the 1970’s a narrow penninsula of sand. It is now built on, although not extensively and is somwhat manicured … Continue reading

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Kirra Beach

We have a lazy morning. M&D are worn out. They need down time, so we hang out, watching and listening to Southport wake up. This weekend is the Gold Coast Marathon. Today is the 10 km, 5.7 km and two … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts about a Road Trip

Australians and ditch camping. Oh ya there are caravan parks (campgrounds) and some of them occupy some prime real estate. Right on the ocean’s edge with a beach below but it seems it is acceptable to camp just about anywhere. … Continue reading

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The Road Trip Continues

Once again we arrive at dusk. It is not for lack of trying but the darkness is upon us. Hervey Bay is a complete surprise. I expected another small sea side town and holy cow it is a city, and … Continue reading

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Yeppoon to Hervey Bay

We wake up in Yeppoon and hope to make it to Noosa today. It is about a 6 1/2 hour drive. Off we go. Our first stop isn’t too far down the road. We hike up a path to a … Continue reading

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Road Trip Day 2 – Bowen to Yeppoon

Quiet night in Bowen. It was as if we were in the wilderness. No noise what so ever. Strange small town but if you want to get away from it all this seems like the place. Our first goal for … Continue reading

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Cairns to Bowen

We say goodbye to our dive mates and the crew from Spirit of Freedom and start a new phase of our trip. A car is waiting for us at Ace Car Rental in Cairns and the super friendly fellow there … Continue reading

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