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Tallebudgera Creek - Week 11

Friday 25 August to Wednesday 30 August 2017.

Another great week weather wise with temperatures in the low to mid 20's culminating with 26 degrees on Wednesday for our pack up day.

This will be our last week on the Gold Coast, as we depart on Thursday 31 August to begin our travels south to eventually catch the ferry on 16 September in Melbourne.

On Friday we had a Pied Butcher Bird in a nearby tree who serenaded us for a couple of hours in the evening.

At the weekend the lower walking path around Burleigh Head was re-opened after being closed for three months for renovations. The total length of the path had been re-layed with concrete with new railings installed on some sections. On Saturday afternoon we walked around the Ocean View track to the Burleigh Surf Club for a refresher before walking back around the road to Tallebudgera Creek.

On Monday we walked over the top of Burleigh Head to the Surf Club before returning around the Ocean View path. It took us 42 minutes over the top track plus another 28 minutes back around the bottom path. A total of 8,000 steps, in a total of 70 minutes, and a total distance of 6 kms. As we walked over the top of Burleigh Head we caught sight of the large dredge operating off Surfers Paradise Beach. It steams up and down the beaches the when full of sand comes in closer to the beaches and blows all the sand into the shallows where the wave action will take the sand onto the beaches. While walking back to the caravan park we saw a whale breaching off Burleigh Head. At first we thought that it might be the white whale but closer inspection of the photos suggests perhaps not.

On Tuesday David managed to get a few photos of the Macaw that is periodically let out by its owner for a fly up and down the Tallebudger Creek. Later we had happy hour drinks with Colin and Merle from Torquay in Victoria, and Rod and Di from Hahndorf in South Australia. Both couples are regular visitors to Tallebudgera Creek and are our near neighbors in the caravan park. They will all be heading south in a week or two.

On Wednesday we spent most of the day pulling down the annexe and packing everything away in bags for our journey south. The annexe and mat bags were loaded on the roof rack on the Navara, along with the Tote tank and our small gas bottle. Every-thing is then covered by a purpose made cover to keep the weather out for our journey home. The annexe will not come out again until next year.

On Wednesday evening we went to the Palm Beach Surf Club for dinner. Next year we plan to join the Palm Beach Surf Club as it is a cut above the surf clubs at Burleigh Beach and Tallebudgera. Palm Beach Surf Club is a 3 km walk each way from the caravan park.

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Pied Butcher Bird singing for his supper.

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Recently opened Burleigh Head Ocean view track.

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Tallebudgera Creek Dredge.

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Today's weather photo - Palm Beach from the Tumgun Lookout on Burleigh Head.

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Large sand dredge off Surfers Paradise.

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Burleigh Beach outlet for the Tallebudgera Creek dredge with the Surfers dredge in the background.

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Whale shot one.

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Whale shot 2.

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Whale shot 3.

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Tallebudgera Creek dredge re-positioning in the creek.

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Macaw shot 1.

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Macaw shot 2.

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Macaw shot 3.

Posted by TwoAces 18:24

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