ONE NIGHT IN BOWEN

On our homebound dash north from Coolum Beach to Townsville, we made two stops.  The first at Rockhampton to visit our friends and the next at a beach outside of Bowen. I  was emphatic about wanting to visit Bowen as we always seem to bypass it in our hurry to get to other destinations.    Bill […]

TORONTO DIARY ENTRY

24/5/10 We are staying at Global Guesthouse at 9 Spandina.  The Spandina Subway Station is next door, and I mean right next door.  Our room was vibrating at 7.15 this morning.  At first we thought it was an earthquake, but then worked out that it was the trains underground making the building vibrate! It is […]

COOLUM IS COOL

Historically we are Peregian Beach holidayers but although we still have many wonderful memories of holidays spent there, we now agree that Coolum is Cool. At Peregian Beach, prime holiday properties cluster on the ocean side of David Low Way, the coastal highway which hugs the coastline from Bli Bli on the Maroochy River to Noosa in […]

AUSTRALIAN ICONS

Food is important in every culture.  The food that most people think of as Australian is the meat pie or a pavlova.  However, early settlers living isolated lives in the bush and drovers who spent long periods of time on the road eating only what they could carry, created the original iconic Australian dish. It […]

IT’S JUST A CO-INCIDENCE!

What do you think about co-incidences, Are they freak occurrences, Is it our sub-conscious at work making them happen, Or is the universe guiding us in a certain direction? As part of my holiday reading I picked up Elephant Dance by Tammie Matson.  As I read I learnt that Tammie was born in our home […]

HEADING SOUTH TO GOLDEN BEACH

  A couple of days ago we headed south from Coolum on a mission to look over a car our son wanted to purchase.  Down to Pelican Waters we went, checked the car over,and then headed back via Golden Beach.  Bonus.  I had looked at holiday places at Golden Beach online before but had no […]

COOLUM BEACH – SUN, SURF AND MERMAIDS

Townsville, North Queensland, Australia, is home for us.  The Great Barrier Reef runs the length of Queensland, from the northern most tip to down around the Town of 1770, a distance of 2000 km. At home we get to experience one of the great wonders of the world – exploring coral cays, coral bommies, reef […]

MARYBOROUGH’S SECRET

Maryborough had a secret and I just found out about it. The current stage show version of  Mary Poppins has people talking about Maryborough again, because the author of the Mary Poppins books was indeed born in Maryborough. In 1899 Helen Lyndon Goff was born above a bank at the corner of Richmond and Kent […]

LADY MUSGRAVE ISLAND

Some days are meant to be.  The Lady Musgrave Island Day, on the southern extremity of The Great Barrier Reef, was one of them. The boat operator, Lady Musgrave Cruises was booked out Thursday, had a maintenance day Friday then was booked out Saturday and Sunday.  After a chat with the office staff on site […]