Monday, February 16, 2009


With Australia being the fun loving place we want it to be and the fact that most Aussies and the tourists that visit here, love the beach we have many surf lifesavers patrolling our beaches to keep the swimmers safe. Our surf lifesavers work for free, they dont get paid like they do over in other countries, they do it out of love for the beach and to keep beach goers safe.

They often have surf carnivals where they raise money for equipment and also we have the Australian Iron Man competition where participants have to do a marathon of different water/beach activities and compete against each other for the Iron Man trophy. When we were at Coolum Beach the other weekend they had an Iron Man carnival being held there. There was even a helicopter in the air over the water with cameras to get all the action as it was happening. If you wanted more info about these Iron Man activities just google it.

Friday, February 13, 2009


We stayed at Coolum Beach last weekend, thats where Garry's daughter lives with her partner and her 3 children... great weather and a very relaxing place.


While we were over at the Sunshine Coast last weekend we found this huge snail, looks pretty old but he was very much still alive (thats my hand by the way, so you can see how big he was).

Monday, February 9, 2009

Eumundi Markets

I havent posted for a few days as we went over to the Sunshine Coast for the weekend. On Saturday we visited the Eumundi Markets, it is huge and settled amongst the beautiful treed township of Eumundi. There are so many market stalls it takes all morning to see most of them. Here are some shots of when we were walking around.

Friday, February 6, 2009


Last night's moon looked real eerie so took a photo

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


We also have some wildlife that live inside with us, they are small geckos. This one had his tail chopped off when I closed the sliding door a few months ago unfortunately I didn't see him, however you can see where he has grown a newer tail. They are great to have around, they eat any insects including spiders.... I just need to put little dusters on their tails to get rid of the cobwebs as well LOL.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Another angle shot of that flower photo I posted earlier.