Sunshine Coast

Friday 9th July.

Linda was put on a plane for home on Tuesday and is now enjoying the cold weather back in Tassie. I have also booked her return trip, so she will be back on the 27th.

I had a trip to Caloundra for a look around and decided that it is quite a nice place, with nice scenery and beaches, with Bribie Island being just off the shoreline. I had a little look at the caravan parks in the area and was not over impressed with the looks of them. I don’t know how they can justify the extra charges compared with Maroochydore and area. They all have a lot of permanents, that don’t look very tidy, and they only have a few tourist sites. The Big4 park was the only one that looked ok, but with the price they charge we wouldn’t give them consideration anyway.

An experience while at Caloundra proved my camera is somewhat worth its value. A woman was running up and down the beach saying her friend had gone for a swim and had disappeared, when I noticed on the northern end of Bribie Island somebody walking on the beach. I took a photo of her at maximum zoom, and then zoomed in on the playback screen to reveal to the panic stricken woman that this was in fact her friend. This bought her a great deal of relief knowing she was safe, then she sat back and waited for her to swim back across the water-way. All was well in the end.