After the first couple of days at Broad Beach, Julie and Tony and family headed off to Europe and we moved in to their place at Clagiraba. It is up the top of this road and is set in a lovely and quiet location.
Actually it is not so quiet, there is every type of noisy bird there, a few of which we don’t have at home. A family or Plovers have taken a dislike to Roger and squark each time they see him.
The resident wallabies are cute and very tame, although hard to photograph
This one is close to the house but we have left our camera at home so we are using an iPhone, which through the glass door is not so good.
We have had a busy week. Shopping Centres for some retail therapy, travelling around to see what’s changed.
Back to the beach a few times.
Roger found a few pippies, small shellfish that live in the sand, moving up and down the beach to feed with the wave action. When we find them we like to dg them up and lie them in the sand just below the wave line. They will then come out of their shell and dig themselves back into the sand to safety.
Out and starting –
Nearly there now –
With the passing of the next wave it was completely covered and you would not know it was there again.
Kristy and Tim gave us some tickets to Dreamworld, one of the theme parks on the Gold Coast, and we took Alex there for a day out.
It was a showery day but we were prepared and we had a good day out.
First the Dodgems –
We played some arcade games during some showers. Then we visited some Tiger cubs and Alex befriended a young girl who took him on the Flowrider –
Chloe is standing at the back but gave Alex good instruction on what to do, and Alex now has a new fave!
As he was now completely wet, we took him next to White Water World, a part of Dreamworld which has a large selection of water slides and rides.
He did them all, the Triple Vortex, the Wedgie. Here he is coming down the Octopus, in the centre lane this time.
Then the Green Room –
Moving back into Dreamworld, Alex took Heather for a spin in a Model T Ford.
As he was obviously driving without a licence, he was put into the stocks for a while as punishment.
We busted him out and he and Heather escaped into the Thunder River Rapids –
Heather also found a new friend –
A good day out with Alex.
We went up to Mount Tambourine through the week, interesting shops and galleries up there with great views of the coast and the surrounding country
One day we ventured south over the border to Cabarita to visit Ree and Trevor. Ree had prepared a Thai Sukiyaki for lunch that was absolutely delicious.
We had to look out for the little pot of chilli sauce near the cooking bowl, Ree makes it herself and it is very strong.
Thanks for having us visit, it’s always good to catch up, and we hope that your upcoming trip to Thailand is a good time for you.
Another day we went to the top of Q1, the tallest building on the coast, with stunning views in every direction. This looking down at Surfers’ Paradise, Main Beach and the Spit, with Stradbroke Island further up. Southport is on the upper left.
The Q1 views go south along all the GC beaches into NSW and to the Hinterland in the west. They were just too many to include here so you’ll have to go look for yourselves.
We had parked outside the white building in the photo below and found that an apartment in the building was open for inspection. So we went in for a look
The open apartment was about half way up and on the beach side of the building so great beach views again to Coolangatta and up to the Spit and beyond. We didn’t take any photos but you can see it here – http://www.rwsp.net/qld/surfers-paradise/1528940/
It goes to auction in early October if you are interested.