21 November 2009

Gold Coast Weekend

We got an invitation to spend the weekend with my brother, Doug, and his family down on the Gold Coast.  We packed the boards and our togs and headed down the coast.  We met Doug down at Rainbow Bay where Mons & the kids joined us a little later.

Scott paddling out

Doug & Scott talking about the surf

Doug & I were just about to head out for a surf when the kids arrived

Time for some beer and a barbie...

... after a hard day in the sun!  Yip, that lobster is me!  With Doug holding a pack of boerewors up behind me.


Peanut butter toast on Jazzie for brekkie - those googlie eyes were all for Uncle Gotts

Mmmmmm yummy peanut butter!

Doug watching calmly while Sofie takes a drink out of the fighting fish's bowl

Chris strumming some great riffs

Googlie eyes at Uncle Gotts again!

Chris 'n Jazzie - soon to be famous!

Sunday morning we packed the cars FULL of beach stuff and headed off to an absolutely exquisite beach with such a beautiful name...  Dreamtime Beach. 

Mons, Jazzie, Chris & Teepee on the forest walk to Dreamtime beach

Oh boy, did Doug moan about taking that esky down to the beach - that's him on the right.  But he was dead quiet after he came back from his surf and there was fresh food and cold water....  ;-)

Bloody esky..... mutter.....  why not the kitchen sink....  mumble.....

Groan.....  grumble....

Chris & Teepee

The forest walk

Ah......  Dreamtime Beach.  Absolutely STUNNING!!!!

Right, where to set up camp...?

Grrrr......  how much further?  Grumble.....  heavy...  bloody kitchen sink.....  happy to drink warm water.... 

Settling in

Love this photo of Mons!

That shade was SO welcome!  It was a scorcher of a day!

Chris surfin' the dune

Doug doin' it in style!

08 November 2009

Cleveland Cycle

Hi all,

Yip, I'm back!  Here are some pics of a cycle we did around the Cleveland in the Redland Bay area.  Enjoy!

We started at the Cleveland train station and this was our first stop - the Cleveland harbour/marina

This pic taken to add to my wish list..... 

That's rude!

The Courthouse Restaurant on the left - it really reminded me of Ons Huisie at Blouberg


Shots taken at the end of the road where The Courthouse Restaurant is.


Raby Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue - like NSRI I presume. 

So much space!


A truly stunning spot which we'll HAVE to go back to!  The Lighthouse Restaurant

Oh, that's me!


The Stradbroke Ferries

Such a cheesy grin!


Along the way, we found a hill which Scott just couldn't resist... and some other dizzy footage.


Not sure if this is a ferry pickup or a boat launch...

But it was really low tide

The bigger picture


A very chilled spot to have our morning snack


Gotta give the bikes a rest

Made it back!  :-)