Friday, January 23, 2009

Rainbow Beach

From start of 1991 til end of 1998 we lived in this most beautiful part of the world, Rainbow Beach, Queensland, Australia.
It was a lovely place to bring up the children, but as they got older we found we had to move closer to schools and civilization. Our parents were also needing us closer as they battled with various illnesses.
We went back after ten years away, and explored our favourite haunts again. We stayed with friends who had the wonderful boat you can see in the pictures, and they own a unit with views to the beach. It was good to go back and see how much the place had grown. We were a little nostalgic, but in the long term, we agree we made the right choice to leave at the time we did.

Top Left: Double Island Point
Bottom Left: Driving across the point
Top Middle: View of Carlo Sand Blow ( an unusual phenomenon where a huge sand formation sits atop the mountain - Captain Cook was the first to sight this)
Second Middle: View of the "coloured sand" cliffs from which Rainbow Beach got it's name
Third Middle: Driving along the beach from Noosa (Noosa North Shore)
Fourth Middle: Boat anchored in the Great Sandy Straits - between the mainland and Fraser Island

Top Right: Our picnic spot on Fraser Island (calm side)
Second Right: Freshwater track from the beach to Rainbow Beach township (Beach from Dble Island point closed to traffic due to high tides etc)
Third Right: Leisha Track across Double Island Point
Fourth Right: Our swimming spot on Fraser Island

If you ever come to Queensland make sure you include Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island in your itenerary, you won't be disappointed! Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world and has some spectacular rainforests and the purest blue lakes......

Oh happy days!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Back on track - nearly

After a short blogging hiatus, I am back into it.
I never stopped reading all the wonderful crafty/quilty blogs that I have ear-marked over the past twelve months though. There is just so much useful information out there provided by some very generous bloggers. It is very inspiring when you have lost your
quilting/crafting mojo to read what others are doing. Hopefully I will be back on track with my stitching soon.

Our vege garden is supplying us (and our neighbour) with these beautiful tomatoes lately. Amazingly, the bugs have decided to let us have them all to ourselves this year.

We are having a crock pot stew tonight ( using Y-bone steaks), with lots and lots of ripe tomatoes.

Here is our grandaughter, the beautiful Lili, and her Mum going to visit Santa for the first time.

Yes, Lili is going to be a stunning auburn-haired lass, we think.