Up the coast

by Alissa

In January we had a wonderful visit from Cousin Dave. The last time he came to Australia, it was with his parents on Great Uncle Herb’s 92nd birthday. Then and now, having family come share this place with us opens it up.

With Dave we drove along the coast, rapidly breaching my Northern-most-point-visited (with the exception of a day in a conference hotel in Brisbane) in Australia. Once we passed Newcastle airport, it was a new country, a lot like this country, but more and more beautiful as we approached the tropics. We were on the road for a week, stopping every few hours to visit another beach. When we reached Noosa, north of Brisbane, we turned around drove inland, taking the Mount Lindesay Highway and Thunderbolt’s Way (a one lane view of the inland mountains, named for a famous bandit) back to our little corner of Oz.

A smattering of what we saw:

Where we saw a fisherman pull a shark onto the beach.

Seal Rocks, where we saw a fisherman pull a Wobbegong shark onto the beach.

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Girl with blue jelly. North Haven.

 

 

 

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Coff’s Harbour

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Emerald Beach

 

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Ballina

Dolphin spotting at Byron Head Lighthouse.

Dolphin spotting at Byron Head Lighthouse.

The Big Prawn at Ballina. Also viewed on this trip: The Big Banana, The Big Sheep.

The Big Prawn at Ballina. Also viewed on this trip: The Big Banana, The Big Sheep.

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So much warm shallow water. King’s Beach, Caloundra.

 

Sunset at King's Beach, Caloundra.

Sunset at King’s Beach, Caloundra.

 

Mount Lindesay, on a very scenic drive from Queensland back into New South Wales.

Mount Lindesay, on a very scenic drive from Queensland back into New South Wales.

 

 

 

 

 

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