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Tallebudgera Creek - Week 10

Monday 1 August to Sunday 7 August 2016

The weather started fine and sunny this week but in a few days time we are being threatened with another East Coast Low. This time it will move from the mid coast of NSW up the coast to Queensland. Last time it started in the north and worked its way down the NSW coast.

On Monday we did our usual walk to Burleigh going over the top of Burleigh Head and back around the bottom path. After lunch we removed the washing machine and moved the hoses to allow us to re-balance the machine by adjusting the feet, The machine had been banging and thumping when spinning the water out, but we think that we have solved the problem.

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Monday's weather photo at Palm Beach.

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Oskars Restaurant at Burleigh Heads.

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Gold Coast Canal Maintenance crew emptying bins on Tallebudgera Creek.

On Tuesday we decided to go for a drive and went firstly to Coolangatta and Tweed Heads and then on to Fingal Head which is across the Tweed River from the Coolangatta/Tweed Golf Club. The township comprises mainly run down holiday homes and has little in the way of services - a shop cum Post Office and a caravan park. Then it was on to Kingscliff for lunch and a walk around the caravan park. The caravan park is located on the beach and was almost full with only tent sites available. The sites are generally quite small, very crowded with a great number of unoccupied permanent vans in various states if dis-repair. Not exactly a top destination. We continued on to Hastings Point where we checked out the two caravan parks - a very smart looking Big4 Park with excellent facilities and a park run by the Tweed Council - like Fingal Head and Kingscliff - not so good.

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Weather photo from Tweed Heads.

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A competitor in the Sydney to Southport Yacht Race passing Fingal Head.

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Kingscliff Holiday Park - only tent sites left.

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A Sydney - Southport competitor making his way past Kingscliff.

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Kingscliff Holiday Park - packed with vans.

Wednesday was reasonably sunny and we went to shops in the morning, and after lunch decided to pull down the porch at the back of the van as the forecast was for winds gusting to 70 kph when the low arrived that night. After lunch we again went for a walk to the Burleigh Surf Club for a cool drink before returning to Tallebudgera.

The strong winds arrived at about 4:00 am followed by heavy rain soon after, something over 25 mm for the night. Thankfully the wind was from the south and while the van rocked and rolled a bit there was no damage to the awning or the annexe. It stayed breezy for most of the day so we drove down to Point Danger between Coolangatta and Tweed Heads to have a look at the surf conditions. It was still windy with an occasional shower, so we did a quick walk about between showers for a few photos and made our way back to Tallebudgera.

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Thursday's weather photo at the Point Danger Lighthouse - more bad weather coming.

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Sand pumping infrastructure at Point Danger.

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These blokes are getting a close look at the waves.

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Di at Point Danger.

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Plenty of surfers in the water at Point Danger.

Friday started out a bit windy with an occasional shower but ended up a nice sunny day. Brendan and Lyn picked us up from the caravan park and we went down to Currumbin for lunch at the Beach Shack Cafe. Brendan and Lyn are counting down the days as they leave to meet up with Chappy and Lee in just over a weeks time.

Saturday was also a bit mixed with a southerly breeze and the occasional shower, After a late eggs and bacon brunch we headed back to the Carrara Market but Di was out of luck as the they did not have her size in the blouse that she was after.

Posted by TwoAces 18:20

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