Saturday, July 10, 2010

Short break on the Sunshine Coast of Australia

Here are a few photo's from our short break on the Sunshine Coast.
We stayed at The Waves in Maroochydore
This was the view from the balcony over looking the Maroochy River.
Early morning sunrise over Maroochy River.  I love the reflections on the water in this photo and I would never get sick of this view! Ah, the serenity!
We went four wheel driving along Teewah Beach. 
I just got a glimpse of the camel riders before they took off for a ride along the beach.
The highway here is forty miles of road along the shore. The road is speed limited to 40, 60 and 80 kilometres an hour. The road ends at Rainbow Beach.

One morning was spent at the Eumandi Markets.  This must be the biggest market I've ever been to!

We visited a small town called Montrose with lots of unusual shops and beautiful tree lined streets.

We went on the Catalina, Noosa cruise boat along the Noosa River.  There was a Jazz band playing while we were cruising along, drinking and dancing. OK, now I know I'll dance to anything. Now I'm back to reality in cold, windy Melbourne today.
Looking forward to retiring, becoming a grey nomad and moving to the warmer climate during winter. lol


Serena said...

I LOVE that sunrise pic too...the colours and reflections are magnificent. It looks like you had a great time away, Anna! My future son-in-law's Mum has a stall at the Eumundi Markets....she makes delicious cakes and sells them there.

I WANT those lanterns...they're gorgeous!

We've had some cold, bleak days here in Brissie this past week although it's probably mild by Melbourne standards. lol

Marlene said...

Such a gorgeous view you had. Looks like a simply marvelous vacation.

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

Looks like you had a great time. I'm jealous lol I need a holiday. Your pics are beautiful. Those laterns are gorgeous!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

What wonderful photos---I feel like I have had a little mini vacation! And those lamps---I think I could live with any of them in my house or studio---beautiful.
Sounds lovely---all around.


Sew Useful Designs said...

Oh Anna - what wintery weather you've come home to! Today it was like ten force winds! I love your photos and so happy you had a great break! I really love the sunrise photo - and the last one actually brought happy tears to my eyes - seeing the mum's happily dancing with their young daughters in the background!

Hugs! Vikki xo

Janet said...

Beautiful photos!! The sunrise photo is stunning. And I'm in love with all those gorgeous lanterns in the market. They're so colorful.

Vicki said...

Fabulous photos Anna and what horrid weather you have come home too. Take care and rug up :) hugs Vicki

nata_says_so said...

Looks like you had a great time!
I used to live on the sunshine coast and holiday there once every year now, its a lovely place.

I've never been to a place called Montrose on the coast, but it looks a lot like Montville, one of my favourite places ever.


Kerryanne English said...

Welcome home Anna. Sounds like you and the boys have had a wondeful mini break in QLD. I hope you are all refreshed, relaxed and ready for a creative week.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

ittybittyandpretty said...

yes that is a great place for a break. we try to get up to the sunny coast for our annual trip.
is that you dancing???

Hazel said...

Great photos Anna - and look at that sunrise! Will make a great painting don't you think?

The lanterns are so colourful. Did you buy one?

Back to the grindstone eh?

Gail McCormack said...

All I can say is
"Green with Envy"!!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Thank you for your kind words!
No, I didn't buy one of those latterns, Not sure how I would have got it home on the plane.

Serena-I would have stopped and said G'day and bought some cakes if i'd known.

Vikki & Rosey, That's me dancing!

Hazel, Yes it is another painting in the making, ONE DAY.

Ah, I too wish I could bring back the warmer days!

Natasha Burns said...

what a lovely escape! the sunshine coast is gorgeous :)
i have a friend who sells at the eumundi market!