Category Archives: Australia

Views around the Gold Coast

We have been toodling around the Gold Coast for the past few days doing our own thing while M&D work. Twice we walked, rode the bus then the tram and walked to the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre to swim. This … Continue reading

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Gold Coast Birds

The birds we see, and hear, from the deck in M&D’s backyard and all around the Gold Coast are incredible! Not the usual sparrow, chickadee, goose, magpie or blue jay. We have also seen Lorikeets, Cockatoos and so many other … Continue reading

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Tourists on the Gold Coast

Yesterday we visited the Art Gallery at HOTA (Home of the Arts) in Surfers Paradise. The Art Gallery was constructed since our last visit here. We strolled through 4 floors of artwork and saw works featuring the Aboriginal people and … Continue reading

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Road Trip to Pottsville

Both M&D have the day off today so we all pile into the car and head south to Pottsville, in New South Wales. It is about a 40 minute drive on the M1 highway. Our first stop is Hastings Point … Continue reading

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Arrived!

I am sitting in my son and daughter-in-law’s (M&D) dining room in Robina, Queensland. The two flights from Edmonton, through Vancouver, to Brisbane where uneventful. The 14 1/2 hour flight across the Pacific was slightly gruelling, but watching three movies … Continue reading

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Australia Photos

We have posted photos of Australia before and this trip was strictly a “visit the kids” trip so the photos are mostly of family, therefore I have not posted them into the blog. We do have a series of photos … Continue reading

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More Specific Gold Coast Observations

Greenspace is important here in the Gold Coast, and if I remember correctly, all over Australia. The other place I remember very clearly is Brisbane and it also has a lot of parks. In the Gold Coast you can’t drive … Continue reading

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The Beach

It is a beach morning! After dropping D off at the Robina Hospital where she will help with a clinic, Murray, M and I find our way to Kirra Beach down at Coolangatta. We park the car and walk towards … Continue reading

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Australia Observations 2 (The Sequel)

The Gold Coast is the part of the country everyone comes to for a beach vacation. Surfer’s Paradise has long been the summer mecca for Australians and foreigners. I was here in 1986 and although it was not as developed … Continue reading

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Wallabies and a Koala

Murray, M and I walk through the Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area this afternoon for some exercise and fresh air since it is too windy to go to the beach. Almost immediately we see wallabies. They are smaller than kangaroos, but … Continue reading

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