Friday, 2 June 2017

Headed to the Sunshine Coast and below.

Headed to the Sunshine Coast it was a 2 and a 1/2 hours drive, stayed for a few days.  Visited one of my husbands Aunties in Brisbane for the day.
There are several photos of the Sunshine Coast on this blog from the past, the visit last year didn't take many photos at all of the area.

The tunnel photos are on the highway south to Ballina.  Some have lights in them and some don't.
Last photo is of the most Eastern Point in Australia!











This lighthouse at Byron Bay is situated near the most Eastern area of Australia.
The people come to take a short walk to that area, of course it cost money to do so, the parking is dreadful and lucky if you get a park at all.
I remember going here when there wasn't a fee, wasn't a really popular place like now.

Byron Bay was a Hippy Town way back and it's grown somewhat over the years.  We drove from Ballina to Byron Bay a short distance for a quick visit.




39 comments:

  1. Hello Margaret and thanks for showing us more of the Sunshine Coast! I see what you mean about the traffic at the lighthouse but it does seem like a great area to visit!

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    1. Good view from up there Christine, see for miles out to sea.

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  2. The lighthouse is pretty but looks crowded. As a kid, I was afraid to ride thru those tunnels!

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    1. Very crowded the day we were there.
      I know of many adults who won't go through tunnels, I will it doesn't bother me, have been through many longer ones in Australia.

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  3. Popularity costs money!! It happens all over the world.
    That must have been a very pleasant outing. It is nice to get out of the city (or the place we live in) and just drive and drive...

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    1. Popularity does many things in towns and cities.
      The lighthouse was always popular but more so now.

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  4. I love the little boat house. I need a boat house. I need waterfront property, too.

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    1. Just to take a few steps onto the beach - yes, have done that from where we've stayed many times.

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  5. I really like the jetty and the modern building of the second photo.

    In Spain also, there is a coast of the sun, and is located on the coast of Malaga.

    Kisses

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    1. That's interesting, it's something we don't hear about down here unless we think to ask :)

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  6. Look at all the people at the lighthouse! Such a contrast to the lovely quiet and peaceful first photo. Too many people in Australia.

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    1. We were rather surprised at the amount of cars hence people trying to find somewhere to park - impossible really. So different from years ago there.
      The first photo is where I took youngest sons Wedding photos on the Sunshine Coast. They live in Tasmania now.

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  7. I don't do tunnels well.
    Last time I went to Byron Bay there were no crowds. I suspect I would prefer it that way...

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    1. Crowds at Byron Bay certainly brings cars, buses and so on.

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  8. I love the Sunshine Coast area.........leaves the bloody Gold Coast for
    dead and as for Byron Bay. Wouldn't be seen dead in that place....crims,druggies
    and weirdos galore.
    Last visit to Byron Bay I wondered when some of the inhabitants last had a bath or shower...........I doubt whether some of them venture anywhere near the surf.
    Glad you survived - ha ha.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. 'Tis lovely on the Sunshine Coast, Surfers lost it's appeal, Byron Bay don't care for at all, great beach there though you should have seen the line of cars to the beach, miles longs!

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  9. Once again, marvelous pictures, (yes, even the tunnel) Thanks for letting me tag along.

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  10. The picture of the light house is amazing..

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    1. It was once but I suppose it still is for the younger people. Lots of road works going on when we were there and about time by the feel and look of those roads.

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  12. I hope you stopped by the lighthouse but it did seemed packed with cars.

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    1. We have been there several times before Wong, didn't stop this time as no where to park at all.

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  13. The first one is outstanding, living on the water, lovely.

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    1. Lucky we were to get that spot at the caravan park.

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  14. For me the quietness of the first photo has the most appeal.

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    1. Rosemary, so very quiet there for the time we stayed.

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  15. I love the little shack built over the water, a fishing spot I assume, but how lovely to have shade and comfort while you fish or daydream.

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  16. It was nice to drive with you. To see all foreign places. The first photo remains me a little of my country, but only a little.. because we do not have cabins at the pier. It looks lovely.

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    1. That cabin was rather small and is what we call a boat shed.

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  17. I didn't know you had to pay! Times have certainly changed... but then it is years since I have been to Byron Bay.

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    1. Byron Bay could see to make money by people going to the most Easter Point of Australia - advertise it more, and charge a fee - so people can say, 'oh, we have been to that place, :)

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  18. Ah...the Sunshine Coast is my old stomping grounds...but anywhere south of the border, not so much.

    That photo of the little jetty reminds me of areas along the esplanade on the Noosa River at Noosaville.

    Another group of great photos, Margaret. :)

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    1. Thanks Lee. Sunshine coast was many people's stomping ground as you call it, as was Surfers (Gold Coast).
      Well that boat shed was near Maroochydore, so not far from Noosaville as the crow flies.

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  19. Lovely series of photographs.
    I always like lighthouses!

    All the best Jan

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    1. Lighthouses are always to me interesting, they do serve a great purpose.

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