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Published: July 19th 2010
We made it to the Eumundi markets, after crossing, the breath-holding Gateway Bridge (wild traffic) and dodging the madness that you strike driving from the Gold Coast to Brisbane and then towards the Sunshine Coast.
We love the markets though I've pretty well bought everything I'm interested in over the years so now just look. Doug bought some strawberries and a great macadamia cracker and has been demonstrating it endlessly. Remember when macadamias were called Queensland bush nuts? Uncle Alf had a tree on his banana plantation and Doug’s parents had one in their yard so we’ve spent a lot of time picking them off the tree and the ground and cracking them over the years, not to mention eating them!
We weren't able to get into Tewantin Saturday night so instead spend it at a caravan park at Yandina, not far from the Ginger Factory. In fact, the next morning we called in there while Doug bought some ginger and I looked around the shop, a better class of tourist stuff to buy. We went back to Eumundi then, so quiet on Sunday morning compared to the busy Saturday market day. We were able to walk around the
town in peace and have coffee on the footpath of one of the cafes there.
Rather than head for the caravan park at Tewantin where we'd booked for Sunday night and tonight, we instead drove into Noosa Heads. It was busy, being Sunday and being sunny - we had changed into lighter clothes and were all ready for the holiday atmosphere. There was no way we were going to find a place to park the motor home there though, so it was to the caravan park to set up and then spend a lovely afternoon sitting in the sun reading .. warm at last.
So today we were up bright and early all ready to hit Noosa. Rather than sunshine that we've had since before we left home, it was a cloudy day. No matter, we walked around the shops and along the beachfront, had coffee at one of the coffee shops overlooking the ocean, walked around the shops once more, back into the motor home to drive around all the Noosas, Noosa River, Noosa Sound, Noosa Woods, Noosaville, Noosa Junction - when they liked a name they stuck to it here!
We found a quiet little
spot by the river, the Noosa River that is, and made lunch and had a lovely quiet time reading and watching the traffic on the river when we noticed the sky was turning quite black. We hurriedly rushed back to the caravan park at Tewantin and set up just as the skies opened. Though the rain has stopped, it looks like another day to just read and be lazy. Just as well I'm engrossed in my book!
NSW schools go back tomorrow and then, no doubt, it will be the rush of the grey nomads.
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