You have this mesmerising sea on your doorstep?
A return visit to the Caloundra shoreline has been on the agenda for quite some time. This week, even though we were only four, saw us taking the hour and a half journey to the north of Brisbane.
From the age of nine to seventeen, I lived on a dairy farm just twenty-five minutes away from Caloundra. Many a summer picnic was spent along this beautiful coastline, but I do not recall the sea ever looking as magical as it did today.
Arriving at 9am, we fully appreciated Jenny's baking and the view before setting off.
The lower cross marks our starting point for this amazing 15 km return hike. The red arrow points to where we ate our lunch on the return leg.
The water was crystal clear.
Almost at Moffatt Beach, we relaxed under a shady tree and marvelled at the magnificent view along the coastline to Noosa Headeadland, 50 km away.
Moffatt Beach - Where the sand indents here there is a small lake. This sand regularly blocks Swamp Creek from entering the ocean. As youngsters, it was very safe for swimming even though my Father was constantly panicking.
View back to the ocean from under a traffic bridge. Swallows were spotted nesting on a pole beneath.
Reverse views as we commense our return journey.
The entrance to the passage.
The Caloundra waters are the entrance to the Port of Brisbane, some 80 kilometres away.
Our stunning Glasshouse Mountains - Crooked Neck and Mt Beerwah
A very clever hobby completed.
Jenny is the culprit! Very welcome gelato on this hot day. [10C - 33C]
We all found the water a tad chilly still, but oh so refreshing!
Recently when on Prince Edward Island, I discovered a hand painted rock in a park. A few weeks ago another was found on our walk at the Gold Coast Botanical Gardens. This one was spotted in the fork of a tree as we took our shoes off to paddle. It appears to be a new pastime that has taken off like crazy in the past few months. Discovering one really lifts one spirits.
What an amazing day this was to be out and about. We were so very fortunate that this was our chosen day to visit. Had it been the week prior, we would have been choked with smoke from the out of control bushfires, across the water, on Bribie Island.
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