A Bit of Luxury

31 Oct

We rolled into Rainbow Beach and managed to squeeze into the van park there. We had heard a lot about the tight spaces and bizarre practice of putting vans into position with a tractor. We did not need the tractor but someone opposite us did. He unhooked waiting for the tractor and then we watched him slide down the hill holding on to the front of his van in a panic. Darren rescued him with some blocks under the wheels. Rainbow beach has a famous sand blow about 1km up the beach so we checked that out first. It was amazing and the wind was perfect for the paragliders who put on a show right in front of us. We had dinner at another amazing surf club with a beautiful view and the park over the road from the van park had some great equipment.

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We went for a drive along the beach to (illegally) collect some different coloured sand and Archie tried to save a Shearwater that was too tired to fly anymore. When it rejected our tasty pilchard we knew it was doomed

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From Rainbow beach we moved on to Noosa. We were ready to be spoiled by Joan in a fancy townhouse in Little Cove. Noosa is absolutely beautiful but we would not recommend driving down Hastings Street with a caravan or driving up the hills of Little Cove with the van either. We did, and had a laugh after some stressful moments.

Our apartment had two showers, 3 bedrooms, two baths, a washing machine, 3 toilets and a great pool, so we were very excited. It was also 150m to Little Cove beach, and very close to the Noosa National Park. We walked to both a few times and had some great days at the beach away from the howling easterly’s that were blowing. Archie’s Boogie Boarding is coming along nicely and Rosie is soldiering on even after a few “swipe-outs”.DSC07860

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We ventured to Australia Zoo from our base in Noosa and had a good day out. The best bit for the kids was the trolley we towed them around in though.
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We loved Eumundi markets and they were really child friendly. The kids could have spent hours in the free craft tent or jumping on the jumping castle. The best bit was catching up with some travelling friends there. We had not seen the Newton’s since they left us in Geraldton but the kids continued their friendships with ease.

Our little girl also turned 3 during our time in Noosa. She ripped into her presents and pigged out on pancakes. Joan gave her a mermaid outfit that she cruised around in all day. We gave her a bike and after a lovely morning at the playground on Noosa river, she is riding very well. She just needs to work on the starts and stops now.

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We had a pool party for her in the afternoon. A princess castle cake, party food, games and friends. Thanks to the Newton’s for making the journey across town to help us celebrate. And the kids always love having their Mardi with them too!

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3 Responses to “A Bit of Luxury”

  1. aussietnt October 31, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    Getting close now…..sounds like the Noosa Apartment was a dream and really well situated. As always, loving the photos.

  2. Fones October 31, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

    Lovely post thanx for sharing xx

  3. Margy Reed November 2, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    Happy Birthday Rosie- the big 3!!
    We cant wait to see you and Archie when you get back to Dulla.
    Love from all the vegemites at Ulladulla Children’s Centre.

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