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Tallebudgera Creek - Days 6 to 9

Wed 3 June to Sat 6 June 2015

On Wednesday we saw the local council road sweeper truck doing the roads in the caravan park. At the moment the park is about half full but we expect the place to be full by the weekend. Our walk today was over to the end of the sea wall on Tallebudgera Creek then a walk down Palm Beach.

Back at the caravan park we noticed several conger lines of children being walked from the nearby Adventure Camp to a variety of water sports on Tallebudgera Creek. They participate in surfing, kayaking, sailing, and water skiing. Apparently groups of children come from all over the country for a week of supervised sporting activities.

On Thursday we walked over to the local surf life saving club and joined the Talle Club as social members. While we were there we had a look around and enjoyed a couple of drink in our new club.

On Friday we were up early to catch the train from nearby Varsity Lakes to Brisbane so that we could visit the Brisbane Caravan and Camping Show at the Ecka. The train trip to Brisbane Central station took about an hour and 20 minutes and cost $7.05 each, where we caught the free train to the Exhibition Grounds. When we paid our entry fee ($12.00 for Seniors) we found that we would get free train travel back to our starting point.

The Brisbane Show is very large and it took us a while to get our bearings and make our way the Trailblazers stand. Phil had three exhibits - a 4WD truck camper, a single axle off-road 5th wheeler, and a slide-on camper. Frosty was helping out at the show telling anyone who was interested about his rig and his travels in recent years - no doubt he was helping Phil to see a few vans as well.

As we wandered around the show we managed to find a few items that we did not know that we needed. We bought a new low stool for Di, a new satellite finder that can be programmed to only find Optus C1, and a 3-part swivel arm for the TV, since our new 24 inch TV has outgrown its 2-part arm.

Back at camp we sat outside watching another sunset and groups of people fishing on Tallebudgera Creek. The caravan park has started to fill up as this is the start of the Queens Birthday Long Weekend. By tomorrow the park is expected to be full of families with kids everywhere - the peace and quiet is over for a couple of days.

Saturday saw the park full to bursting point. Our neighbours on the next site had come about 30 km for their weekend away - the theory being if you only have a few days you don't want to spent too much time travelling.

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Catamarans on Tallebudgera Creek.

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More catamarans on the creek.

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Palm Beach looking south from the seawall.

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Looking back to the bridge over Tallebudgera Creek.

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Surf's up at Palm Beach.

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Di walking on Palm Beach.

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Swim between the flags.

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Surfer at Palm Beach.

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Sunset over Tallebudgera Creek.

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Fishers silhouetted against the night sky.

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More fishers.

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Still more fishers.

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A persistent fisherman.

Posted by TwoAces 17:51

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