A Travellerspoint blog

September 2015

Boating on the Broadwater

Thursday 20 August 2015

Fine and mainly cloudy and a temperature in the low 20s.

We met Brendan and Lyn at the Southport Yacht Club for a trip on the Broadwater on their boat - No Regrets - a twin engine cruiser. We headed out through the Gold Coast Seaway for a view of Surfers Paradise from the water. The sea was a little lumpy so we headed back to calmer waters and anchored near Wave Break Island for lunch and a couple of drinks. It was Brendan's birthday, but we did not realise until we were on board his boat - Happy Birthday Brendan!

The Broadwater and the Seaway were busy with boats putting marker buoys in place for the weekends XCAT boat racing. As we headed back into the Marina berth we passed a prawn trawler heading out for a night's fishing.


Lyn and Di on the champers.


Leaving Surfers Paradise in our wake.


Fun Parks from the water.


Broadwater Caravan Park from the water.


Film set for Pirates of the Caribbean filmed on the Gold Coast - All the props are gone but still fenced off.


Yachts anchored in Bum's Bay.


Broadwater Tourist Park - which one is you Frosty?


Sea World Cruises.


Prawn trawler Lady Jocelyn heading out for a night's fishing.


Australia Fair from the water.


Just a friendly wave - or Back Off!


Cranes on a Southport high-rise.


A couple of nice looking cruisers.


Belizzemo - don't scratch it when you put it away.


Marina Mirage.


Anyone for a helicopter ride.


Looks like an Incat catamaran.


XCAT on its 5th wheel trailer.


XCAT Ram 69.


A couple of big Evinrudes on the back.

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Tallebudgera Creek - Week 3

Saturday 15 August to Wednesday 19 August 2015

Mainly fine and warm on the Gold Coast this week.

On Saturday we walked from the caravan park to the Farmers Market at Burleigh Heads. After a few small purchases we wandered over to the Burleigh Surf Club for a coffee at the coffee shop.

The forecast for Sunday was not flash so we passed on a trip to Brisbane by train and drove to the Robina Shopping Centre. After a wander around the shops we had lunch at Toscani's Restaurant. As it turned out the weather was better than forecast, but we will do the train trip into Brisbane next week.

On Monday we received a phone call to say that our washing machine had been repaired and was available for collection. After lunch we picked up the washing machine, $220 for the repair job which was considerably less the $1,250 for a new machine, and spent most of the afternoon re-installing the machine. Di is pleased to have her own machine working again after spending a couple of weeks paying $5.00 per load for the caravan park machines.

On Tuesday we joined Brendan and Lyn at their place for an excellent seafood lunch cooked on the barbeque, that turned into a very long lunch. We spent most of the time talking about new caravans. Brendan and Lyn are in the market for a caravan, but have to make a few basic decisions - off-road or on-road, one axle or two, load carrying capacity, etc. Tomorrow they are going to look at a range of caravans to help them make a decision.

Wednesday was a shopping day - Ferry Road Markets, Aldi, and BWS for a few supplies, the Barbeque Shop for a light for our Baby - Q, and Tasman Star fishmongers for Tassie scallops and Kingfish fillets. The Tassie scallops got cooked that night in garlic butter and made an excellent meal.

No Photos.

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