Monday 29 September 2014

Up Gympie Way!

Gympie is a regional town in the Wide Bay-Burnett region of Queensland, Australia. It is about 160 kilometres north of the state capital, Brisbane, as I mentioned in a previous post about Gympie.

When arriving at a new town as in driving through, one has to ask what do I take a photo of.
Always look for the Catholic Church, they are usually perched up on the highest peak, often the nicest Church building of all other Churches. Then the War Memorial is usually in a very obvious place, the Post Office and street scape.  I find that the photos of the above reminds me of the towns that we visit.

It was a lovely day when we traveled north to see what the town looked like. We did a stroll up and down the main street, was able to park easily at the brow of the hill. There was a restaurant right where we parked the car, thinking, this would be great to eat lunch there.  By the time we returned, the place was packed with a line out to the footpath, can understand why for we didn't come across any other restaurant on our walk, just a few sandwiches places.

The above two photos: the building was for sale.

The main street looking up the hill.  I noticed the crossing and both women didn't use it. Expect this happens at many places.

Down the hill along the main street, this area is very flat.

A Hotel, as we would say the 'local', or the 'local watering hole'.

Interesting above the shops.

The War Memorial so beautifully done.

About all the Wars along each side of the walk.

On one of the posts are those names of the men lost in the World War ll, each side of each post has a list of the lost soldiers from each War.

Friday 26 September 2014

A drive!

The other day we took a drive northward to Noosa, Tewantin and Eumundi.
Noosa is a cute beach resort with lots of little streets, like a rabbit warren and one can get lost, but we didn't, not his time.  Tewantin is a village not far from Noosa, having 3 major banks, supermarket, dress and shoes shops.  Eumundi is a small village inland in the hills and is known for it's markets two times a week.

Whilst at Noosa a young boy came and asked me all about my camera, he said he would like one as he was very interested in photography, so therefore asking my advice.  Later his mother came over and proceed to quiz me more.  I do hope I was of some help.

At Eumindi we had lunch, and whilst eating a man joined us with his little dog and told us of some of the gossip of Eumindi :)

The Information Center at Tewantin.

The River and Houseboat Hire.

The War Memorial at Tewantin.

Noosa, Queensland.

The Spit at Noosa Heads.

Looking across to Noosa from the Spit.

Eumundi General Store and two Petrol Bowsers.  The Market is held behind in a park.

Side view of the General Store.

The Hotel.

A man intrigued by what is on his phone in Eumundi.

The little dog who is 8 months old.

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Bridesmaids at Maroochydore, Queensland.

The Bridesmaids.
There was a Wedding at Picnic Point here in Maroochydore on Saturday at 2pm.  The bride was late and the ceremony took place up around the corner.  The bride stayed in another apartment, the bridesmaids were staying in the apartment complex where we are along with the groomsmen.....So I leaned over the balcony and took this photo, the women were looking at another women walking by.  I wondered what they were thinking and saying!

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Matilda, Queensland, Australia

On our way back from Gympie in Queensland we had lunch at a restaurant several km's from Gympie, and looking out the window I spotted Matilda, and water.

Now Matilda has beautiful eyelashes, she also moves her head every now and then.

Saturday 20 September 2014

St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Gympie. Queensland.

Gympie is a regional town in the Wide Bay-Burnett region of Queensland, Australia. It is about 160 kilometres north of the state capital, Brisbane. The city lies on the Mary River, which floods the town periodically. Situated on a hill is the Catholic Church so when we visited last week I took the opportunity to take photos.  I don't know when the church was built, but I presume it's in the 1900's.

Thursday 18 September 2014

The View from the Residence.

Yesterday I looked out the window and saw the sunset so took these photos of it and the Maroochy River here on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.  These photos were taken from the balcony.

The above photo I took last year a month earlier.

Wednesday 17 September 2014


At a place called Koonoomoo in the State of Victoria there is a big Strawberry on the Goulburn Valley Highway. There is a Restaurant that relates around Strawberries.
We have been eating strawberries nearly every night as they are plentiful at the supermarkets and rather cheap at that. 

Monday 15 September 2014

Marcoola, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

We went for a drive a day or two ago and dropped into a few beaches on the way home, one being Marcoola.  It's early spring and some people are out sunbaking or walking along the beach, even a truck is taking in the view.

Up on the bank something has taken their eye.

Saturday 13 September 2014

Foggy Lake at Nagambi, Vistoria.

When we arrived at Nagambi there was a thick fog over the lake as you can see, then all of a sudden it went and I was able to get a clear view.

This lake is used for rowing and was used for the Olympic Games some years back.

The Fog.

Just as the fog was lifting.

Thursday 11 September 2014

Black Caviar, the amazing horse.

Black Caviar is a retired Australian Thoroughbred racehorse undefeated in 25 races, including 15 Group One victories, eclipsing the previous mark set by Kingston Town. She was named WTRR World Champion Sprinter in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Black Caviar was born in Nagambie in 2006 in the State of Victoria, Australia.
Nagambie was the first stop we had after coming off the ferry.  It was a surprise to see the monument for it wasn't there last year.

Tuesday 9 September 2014

Tranquil after the Rain.

Visited Bribie Island which is about 50km from Brisbane in the State of Queensland.

This a tranquil photo, taken on Bribie Island. The Bridge connects the mainland to the Island.

Sunday 7 September 2014

Spring Wattle

Before leaving Tasmania, Australia the spring wattle was blooming and I didn't get the opportunity to take a photo of it, but on the drive up to Queensland I did.

I had no idea these insects were on the wattle when I took the shot.

Thursday 4 September 2014

The Bird Lady

We have arrived on the Sunshine Coast in the State of Queensland after taking the wrong turn, but that's only a minor thing.  Going to somewhere that's not intended often turns out to be a blessing.

The Apartment we stay in over looks the water and everyday there is a lady that comes, sits herself down on a picnic table and feeds the Rosella Parrots. She times her visit about 4pm and leaves just after 5pm after cleaning the mess on the table.  Sometimes people stop and talk to her.  Last year she did that same.

The Lady and the Rosella Parrots. I hope the colours of the Parrots are fairly visible and the photo was taken some distance away.

The view to the left from our balcony.

The view to the far left from our balcony.