Blogs from Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Sunshine Coast December 14th 2022

We’ve covered just over 500km’s today, taking around 10 hours door to door! It was a very long day! Back on the Bruce Highway, they were right about it being very long! We set off from Gladstone this morning and drove all the way to the Bundaberg Rum Distillery without any stops, there isn’t really much to see or do on this road! Although we did spot a large crab on the top of a building at Miriam Vale and passed through a place called ‘Gin Gin’ – which sounded like our kind of town! It seemed like we were being chased by grey clouds today, and we even had a few spots of rain on the windscreen. At one point we even had to close the windows! But not for long. It was still pretty ... read more
2. Gin Gin
3. Bundaberg Distillery
4. Bundaberg Distillery

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Sunshine Coast May 24th 2020

Another day off work , there could be worse places to spend the down time.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Sunshine Coast May 12th 2020

Like a new born again ,slowly making our way back into the world , our 1st outing was nature and fresh air up at the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Sunshine Coast May 24th 2019

Catalyst – a person or thing that precipitates an event. We’ve always talked about taking the boys on a lap of Australia. I did it with my family when I was four and Jason and I had done it in sections over the years before kids. 2020 was going to be the year we set off to coincide with Jason’s long service leave. That was until a series of events set the wheels in motion just a bit faster than we had originally planned. With the passing of both of my parents in just over two years we were ready. What were we waiting for. Life is too bloody short to sit around talking about ideas and ideals. My mum passed away in December last year after battling for nearly two years with a blood disorder ... read more
Gorge walk

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Sunshine Coast July 8th 2018

Went to Lifepointe Baptists again. Very inspiring - Brett Ryan (Focus On The Family) spoke. He is married to Kat's SYG temporary replacement! A really good message! Jo, AD and Beck went shopping - sheets for Kate & Josh, some new clothes, runners for DD and a new Samsonite suitcase for DD! ($439 reduced to $239) Went for a beach walk - Sam dug a big hole!! Hogs Breath Cafe for dinner. Cooler at night - we wore long pants and jumpers!... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Sunshine Coast July 7th 2018

Ryan and Tate flew home today...a bit sad, but Ryan had a good time. Whole row of 3 seats made the trip manageable. Weather was a mixture - overcast and rainy in afternoon. Went for a drive to Montville up in the hills. Absolutely amazing. So much like a village, with craft shops and cafes everywhere. Clock shop with beautiful clocks of all types. Heavy rain on the way home. Laura and Sam went to see an uncle of Sam's (and his wife) from USA. We had a huge cook up - baked potatoes, etc.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Sunshine Coast July 6th 2018

Off to Australia Zoo - a great show for all. David missed 2 turns on way there and so were a little late getting there! Crocoseum - Terri, Robert & Bindi Irwin were in show. Great bird display - flying through arena. Croc display - feeding etc. Weather was pretty good - a bit of a shower but didn't hold us up. A long day and we all played Kahootz on phones after dinner.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Sunshine Coast July 5th 2018

Tate was awake at 6:15am! Laura and Sam entertained him so that rest could get some sleep. Beach path walk in morning up to Mt Coolum shops. Drinks and relax in a cafe! DD, Eliza and Hayley braved the pool again - a little cool, but good fun! Fish and Chips for tea - Brendan and Beck out for a date night and movie!! The rest of us played Psych for a little while.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Sunshine Coast July 3rd 2018

BD, AD, DD, LY & SY drove 2 hours to DreamWorld for day. A bit disappointing because Tower of Terror, The Big Drop, The Claw .... not operating on that day! We complained and got $40 of food vouchers. Still had a great time - TailSpin, etc. Had Ride Express tickets, so jumped queue. Afterwards LY & SY visited Auntie Alison and Uncle Al for 1 hour. DD, RD & AD had McDonalds for tea! BD, RD, JD, Eliza, Hayley & Tate went to play centre and then shopping. All tired - early to bed! Weather - sunny and 22 degrees!... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Sunshine Coast July 2nd 2018

Monday - relaxing day. Afternoon - drove to Noosa Heads Beach - went for a swim (nearly) as it was a bit cool in water. Ben & Jerry's icecream to finish! Noosa Heads was very busy - hard to find a park at the beach.... read more

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