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Southport - Day 7

Day 54 - Wednesday 20 August 2014

Partly sunny and 22 degrees today.

We spent the morning sunning ourselves and reading the papers, while we tried to make up our mind what we would do today. We eventually decided to go for a drive to Mount Tamborine. First stop was Eagle Heights where we did a walkabout while we checked out a few shops. Then we drove on to North Tamborine, Mount Tamborine and Tamborine before continuing on to Canungra where we stopped again for a coffee and a cake - vanilla bean brulee tarts - very nice too! We also called in to the Canungra Information Centre and picked up lots of info on things to do in the area.

The Whistling Duck Village at Eagle Heights

The Whistling Duck Village at Eagle Heights

Dark Pink Magnolias

Dark Pink Magnolias

Eagle Heights main street

Eagle Heights main street

View from the North Tamborine Lookout

View from the North Tamborine Lookout

North Tamborine GPS marker

North Tamborine GPS marker

Visiting Earth Angel sculpture

Visiting Earth Angel sculpture

Another view from the Lookout

Another view from the Lookout

The windsock is for the Canungra Gliding Club - no gliding today however

The windsock is for the Canungra Gliding Club - no gliding today however

Yet another view from the Lookout

Yet another view from the Lookout

Park in the middle of Canungra

Park in the middle of Canungra

Canungra main street

Canungra main street

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Southport - Day 6

Day 53 - Tuesday 19 August 2014

Mainly sunny today with a maximum of 24 degrees. The clouds built up later in the afternoon.

We spent the morning sitting in the sun with the papers, and Di got the crocheting again - she has finished one scarf and started another.

After lunch we went for a walk along the bike path which continues north along the Broadwater towards the Labrador high rise area. Total distance today was 4 km out and back. Yesterdays walk was much the same, and David's Achilles tendonitis is coping well so far.

Later in the afternoon we walked up to our club (another 2 km), the Southport Workers Club which has been renamed CSi Club Southport since we were here last year. We had the Pizza Special with a schooner of beer for $10.00. Di traded her schooner for a glass of wine. After a couple more drinks we finished off with a Coffee and Carrot Cake.

Di on the bridge over Loders Creek

Di on the bridge over Loders Creek

The Hai Yong at anchor

The Hai Yong at anchor

Getting cloudy over Surfers Paradise

Getting cloudy over Surfers Paradise

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Southport - Day 5

Day 52 - Monday 18 August 2014

Mainly sunny with a maximum temperature of 21 degrees, but quite breezy with a 15 knot westerly blowing for most of the day.

After breakfast we did the rounds of some of our favourite spots, Bunnings for a large tarpaulin to fit under the annexe when it arrives and some tent pegs, Spotlight for oven mits and wool needles, Officeworks for a storage basket, and Woollies for groceries.

After lunch we went for a walk along the edge of the Broadwater to Anzac Park. We walked past the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre which will host the swimming during the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The venue will be tested during the Pan Pacs Swimming this weekend, albeit with a lot of temporary seating on scaffolding wrapped in blue plastic. It will be a bit breezy in the back row of the temporary grandstands.

Lost a boomerang?

Lost a boomerang?

Sculpture in the Park

Sculpture in the Park

Southport Yacht Club

Southport Yacht Club

What's up Ted

What's up Ted

Sightseeing on the Broadwater

Sightseeing on the Broadwater

Southport Yacht Club again

Southport Yacht Club again

Australia Fair

Australia Fair

Jet boat heading up the Broadwater

Jet boat heading up the Broadwater

Marina Mirage Resort

Marina Mirage Resort

Another Jet Boat

Another Jet Boat

Helicopter from Marina Mirage Resort

Helicopter from Marina Mirage Resort

Jet boat completing a tight turn

Jet boat completing a tight turn

Nice yacht

Nice yacht

Jet Boat again

Jet Boat again

Very windy up there

Very windy up there

Temporary stands for the Pan Pacs Swimming

Temporary stands for the Pan Pacs Swimming

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Southport - Day 4

Day 51- Sunday 17 August 2014

Mainly sunny and 23 degrees today. Thankfully the rain stopped at 5:00 am. Between 10:00 am yesterday and 5:00 am this morning we had 85.6 mm of rain - the weather Bureau had forecast 30 to 50 mm.

We spent the morning dragging all our mats out from under the awning to dry them out. Our site is on a slight slope and the water had stopped soaking into the sand and ended up running under our awning. It only took a couple of hours to dry out the mats and we are now back to normal.

After lunch we decided to go to Carrara to check out the markets. The Carrara Markets are open on Saturday and Sunday and claim to be the largest market in Australia with 500 stalls. Di found a Jewellery stall, and you guessed it - she had to make a purchase or two. Worse still she has a card for the main shop in Surfers Paradise.

On the way back into the caravan park we noticed a budget roof mounted satellite disk comprising a folding dish the same as ours held in place on the roof with a container full of water.

Our larger mats drying in the sun

Our larger mats drying in the sun

Our mats drying in the sun

Our mats drying in the sun

Todays weather photo looking down the Broadwater

Todays weather photo looking down the Broadwater

Yachts on the Broadwater

Yachts on the Broadwater

Houseboat on the Broadwater

Houseboat on the Broadwater

Looking north from the caravan park

Looking north from the caravan park

Our Trailblazer twins - Frosty and Marg

Our Trailblazer twins - Frosty and Marg

Carrara Markets

Carrara Markets

A budget roof mounted satellite dish

A budget roof mounted satellite dish

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Southport - Day 3

Day 50 - Saturday 16 August 2014

A dull grey cloudy sky today with periods of heavy rain - the temperature still expected to get to 21 degrees however.

As it rained on and off all day we spent our time in the caravan watching footy on the TV. We have had much more than the forecast 30 mm and more rain is forecast for tonight.

No photos today.

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