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Noosa

Sunshine Coast

semi-overcast 25 °C

On our way to stay with family in Tewantin we passed through Bundaberg which two days previously had been hit with severe thunderstorms producing 100km/hour winds. The trail of destruction was everywhere with large numbers of fallen trees, broken branches and shredded leaves littering the roadside. We detoured through Maryborough for a quick look at the town and to shop for some food. Gympie was our stop for lunch at a nice park beside a lake where hundreds of birds of all sorts were congregated. There were swans, egrets, ducks, geese and numerous other birds filling the trees, water and lush green grass in the park.

It was nice to catch up with Callan, Amy and their two young boys Emmett and Wyatt for a couple of days at their home in Tewantin near Noosa on the sunshine coast. Being used to sleeping under canvas in the outdoors for the past 10 months it felt strange sleeping in a house again. It had been ten years since we had visited Noosa and it was hard to believe how much busier it had become. The crazy traffic and numbers of people in town and down the beach was insane, and this was during the week. I managed to get a decent surf in, with some fun beach breaks along the main beach.
A drive down the coast through Coolum, Maroochydoore, Mooloolaba and Caloundra was very busy traffic wise and a complete contrast to most of the driving we have done on our trip. Give me a remote dirt road any day. The Cotton Tree caravan park at Maroochydoore is huge and looks like a great place to stay and explore the area.

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Posted by OzJourney 04:42 Archived in Australia

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