Suitcases packed,Dont forget your netto bag garry lad!!!!
booked the flights back in the uk, got a good deal I think cost me about £95.00 for the 2 tickets from Cairns to Brisbane, nice flight tmes so off we went.
I had been chatting on the email over the last few months to my parents best friends who went out to Australia 38 years ago, they live in Sanctory cove, They offerd to put us up for the week, little scairey, not seen them from being a little lad,I feel excited about staying with them. So off to the airport we went. When we got off the plane at Brisbane and picked up my hire car for the week at the airport, made our way to Sanctory Cove........Gulp we both thought, another world here,all behind closed doors, a village with waterside views, very nice, loads and loads of dosh about everyone had big houses, boats and swimming pools, golf buggys to run around in throughout the day. We Knocked on their door and was greated as old friends, just like we had known each other all our lives, that was fantastic, we settled in and were given guest bedrooms to die for.gin and tonic and wine in the afternoon you know how it goes, my poor Hilary doe not drink but she did me proud and never complained and did her best with the drink, after a couple of days we brought them down to our level. We were on beer.
They showed us round the area south of Brisbane for a couple of days then off we went in our little hire car to explore.
Runaway Bay, Surfers Paradise and down as far as Tweed Head and the lighthouse on the point.
All the suefers hang out on the point of the bay and wait to catch there dream wave while the shools of Dolphin swim past. what a sight.
Runaway Bay, nice, the pelicans all in the little bay and could not belive how graceful they could be.
Surfers Paradise a little busy for us but Tweed Head was a lovely sight.
Tanborine mountain was nice, lovely ride up and nice walks in the forest there with waterfalls. just round the corner there is a fantastic view over the countryside where all the hand gliders take off from.
we even went to the opera in the park at Paradise point. this was a lovely evening, all the opera stars go there 4 times a year and put on a performance. we were well impressed with the evening.
the next day it was the markets,,,,what a contrast.
The week went all too fast, dinner partys the lot. but time to go and get on with our next part of the trip and tie up with a fellow TPer in Sydney so it was pack them bags again Garry lad and off to the gold coast airport.
Tanboureen Mountain....would you jump off this ????
Cant Knock the beaches can you !!!!!