A Travellerspoint blog

August 2013

Southport - Day 5

Day 86 - Monday 5 August 2013

Another great day on the Gold Coast - 12 to 22 degrees and sunny.

This morning we had a 9:00 am appointment to have our Cooper Tyres rotated and balanced as they have now done 10.000 kms since we left home on 11 May. The work took about 30 minutes and cost $25.00, and is necessary to have done every 10,000 kms to maintain the 80,000 km warranty on the tyres. As an aside - on this trip we have towed the van 6,600 kms at 20.9 litres per 100 kms, and done 3,400 kms without the van at 13.4 litres per 100 kms.

Later in the morning we headed for Pacific Fair again as Di had an appointment with the hairdresser. After Di's hair appointment we had lunch at Pacific Fair, before going to Woolworths at Southport Fair Shopping Centre for a few groceries on the way back to the caravan park.

Back at camp we enjoyed the sun and read the newspapers.

No Photos today.

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Southport - Day 4

Day 85 - Sunday 4 August 2013

I know that it is boring, but today is another lovely sunny day on the Gold Coast - 12 to 22 degrees.

Today we had lunch with Lyn and Brendan who live at Robina on the Gold Coast in the winter, and at the beach at Connolly's Marsh in Tassie in summer. They have been at Robina for about 6 years and have a lovely near-new house that backs onto a golf course that gives a lovely outlook. We had a great lunch and it was good to catch up with all their news over an excellent lunch and a few drinks.

No photos today.

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Southport - Day 3

Day 84 - Saturday 3 August 2013

Another beautiful sunny day on the Gold Coast - 12 to 23 degrees. Later in the morning we wandered over to the other end of the caravan park and welcomed Frosty and Marg who had arrived earlier in the morning from Dickys Beach - they are here for 7 weeks.

After lunch we drove down to Surfers Paradise and walked along the Esplanade to see the sights. There were lots of tourists on the beach but not too many in the water - the beach was closed but we know not why. We renewed our acquaintance with Kitty O'shea in Cavill Mall and David had a Kilkenny or two while Di had a glass or two of bubbles. We spent the time watching the world go by - mainly tourists like us.

Main beach at Surfers Paradise

Main beach at Surfers Paradise

A good place to read a book

A good place to read a book

No swimmers between the flags today

No swimmers between the flags today

No Swimming

No Swimming

Di on the beach at Surfers Paradise

Di on the beach at Surfers Paradise

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Southport - Day 2

Day 83 - Friday 2 August 2013

Another beautiful sunny day on the Gold Coast - 12 to 22 degrees. Today we found the Southport Workers Club and paid our membership fee - would you believe Life Membership for $1.00. We spent a generally lazy day at the caravan park and went back to the Workers Club for dinner. Di had a Salt and Pepper Calamari Salad, and David had a Veal Parmigiana with too many chips. An excellent meal but the wine list was a bit light on - a Hardy's Nottage Hill Cabernet Shiraz was the best of a bad lot.

No Photos today.

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Southport - Day 1

Day 82 - Thursday 1 August 2013

A beautiful day on the Gold Coast today - 14 to 22 degrees and sunny. First task was to find a Woollies/Caltex fuel outlet, then it was back to Pacific Fair. The bonus today was that by going for fuel on the way we were taken to Pacific Fair via Ferry Road and Bundall Road, which was much quicker than yesterday and had the added benefit of taking us up a ramp at the back of the shopping centre and onto the top deck of the car-park. It was however a bit disconcerting going under a 2.3 metre barrier even though we knew that we were under 2.2 metres.

Back at the caravan park we had lunch then went for a walk around the park and took a few photos.

Site 255 - Broadwater Tourist Park

Site 255 - Broadwater Tourist Park

Southport Coast Guard station

Southport Coast Guard station

Pelicans sunning themselves at the boat ramp

Pelicans sunning themselves at the boat ramp

The Broadwater from the boat ramp

The Broadwater from the boat ramp

A view across the Broadwater

A view across the Broadwater

Mirage Resort from the Broadwater Tourist Park

Mirage Resort from the Broadwater Tourist Park

Moored boats on the Broadwater

Moored boats on the Broadwater

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