29 April 2013

Holiday fun


School holidays ended a few weeks ago here in QLD, so this is old news. I'm lucky to be recording this stuff at all these days, so here we are anyway. A little trip up to Caloundra over the school holidays. I grabbed a great accommodation deal via Groupon or Scoopon (one of those dealio sites, anyway) and we headed up. I love the fact that this trip was only about two hours from home, as these kids of ours just do not travel well. I'm not joking when I say that many weekends, they will ask "are we there yet?" when we have just turned out of our street. And they're not joking either.


Scooting in the park at Caloundra, after we hit the pool.


On the Sunday of our stay we headed up to Tewantin (just past Noosa) and had a ride on the car ferry over to Cooloola National Park. The kids just loved this ferry ride, all six minutes of it!


The beach was covered in pumice stone and debris from the recent crazy storms we've had. The coffee rocks were exposed on the beach, which made for some interesting four wheel driving.




These crazy little suckers above were all over the beach.

 
We saw one small little Suzuki 4x4 driving along the water's edge rather than up on the rocks where most of the traffic was driving. They bottomed out in a little creek draining down from the sand dunes and the rocks... and they were stuck. Luckily it was shcool holidays and there were a lot of big, serious trucks heading back and they were able to pull this car out, just in time. When they opened their doors to get out, water rushed out of the car. So lucky! This car below obviously wasn't so lucky.
 
This storm below was the view behind this car rescue. Very ominous!

 
The weather held off and while it didn't pour down, it wasn't sunshiney, picnic on the beach weather. We had a great time and I loved seeing a new part of the Sunshine Coast. One day we'd love to go back and camp somewhere up here.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Looks a little scary on the beach there with the 4x4 - I wouldn't want to be in that little suzuki! Some people have no idea when it comes to taking their 4x4 off road and they get themselves into all sorts of trouble. Bet insurance wont cover it either!