Tuesday, 11 August 2009


I just wanted to mention something else before I move onto the Gold Coast. On our way out of Coffs Harbour we passed the Big Banana, I have noticed this about Australia, everything is bigger. I love looking round the fruit and vegetable shops there and I have noticed the size of the produce is HUGE compared to what we get in the UK, and here is the proof!

We arrived on the Gold Coast later on Monday and found where we were stopping, a place called Burleigh Heads. We stayed in a very nice complex of apartments. After unpacking and changing, as the weather was noticeably warmer, we had a walk out to find somewhere to eat. As we were walking through the grounds of where we were staying, we saw large flying things above our heads and stopped to watch. We soon realised they were big bats, fruit bats, I think. Amy wasn't impressed!

We spent the next few days looking round the area. Burleigh Heads is a nice place. Where we were staying it was a short walk to a beautiful beach. I have never felt sand like it, it was like soft, white talculm powder, oh yes and BIG birds wandering about, called Ibis.

Just off the beach is a pathway where they have placed excercise machines for anyone to use. I thought they were a great idea, we have nothing like this in the UK. Of course Amy had to have a go on some of these!



Thank you for stopping by House Panthers! We love our cats eye
graphics too! Wow these are nice
photos of your trip!

Shinade aka Jackie said...

It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time!!

of course we have the Gulf of Mexico that is only about 7 hours away and it is quite lovely.

But, my favorite is my summer visit to Maine. Oh they have the most beautiful coast line I have ever seen!!

Happy week,

artbytomas said...

Thank you for the detailed report on your trip. Your story expanded my horizons and thus your joy became mine too.