Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Around and about!

A collection of photos taken around and about the Maroochydore area.  Some taken from the balcony where we are staying at Picnic Point in Maroochydore, Queensland. We have been here for just over 4 and 1/2 weeks and leave at the weekend to drive down to Melbourne, Victoria to catch the ferry home back to Tasmania, Australia.

This holiday is the one we had been waiting for, having changed it 5 times due to my father's illness, then his death at aged just over 90.  It's been a very restful holiday, having time to think things through and sort things out. 


Plenty of Pelicans about.  Some of them sit on top of the pole that holds two lights near enough opposite to where we are staying.


You can just see that pole where the Pelicans sit.


Men and their toys, their Jet Skis.




The houses, husband and wife plus their children live in them.


Apartments where people like us stay. I expect one or two people may live in them.  There is a height limit on the Sunshine Coast for the buildings, but I believe the Council is thinking of lifting it if the rate payers agree.



18 comments:

  1. Dear Margaret - I am delighted that you have enjoyed such a lovely restful holiday, and hope that your travels back home go well.
    I do love Pelicans, they are such comical looking birds, and pretty good with their large expanding beak when it comes to fishing.

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    1. Thank you Rosemary :)
      Wonderful birds are pelicans, I do like the way how they land on the water...
      Regards, Margaret

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  2. Dear Margaret.

    You have had a great time. Palm trees are lovely and the houses.

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  3. That picture of the pelican is really perfect, although he looks pretty clean compared to some I've seen in the Pacific, visiting my friend who lives there. Glad you had a good visit.

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    1. Thanks...I haven't seen a dirty Pelican in Australia as yet...

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  4. I know what I would like to do to those jet skis from such a good vantage point. If the hotel is within the height limits, why would the limit need to be changed? It is quite tall enough. The people will say, no increase. Pleased that you have enjoyed a restful time.

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    1. Ha! Re jet skis...apparently developers want to build higher. Thanks re the restful time...

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  5. Oh M that time went fast for me I cannot believe you are heading home to your family waiting already. You needed this and I can see the beauty and know stress free travel is exactly what you needed. HUG xo G

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    1. It's been a lovely holiday...few more days to go yet....Hugs M xoxo

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  6. Your pelicans look a bit different from ours. I like that guy's blue legs and feet, and his two buddies in the background. So nice that you FINALLY got to take your trip, after five tries!

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    1. I guess there are different species of Pelicans. Oh yes,so wonderful to finally get a way.

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