|View of Mooloolaba Marina from my hotel|
|Mooloolaba at sunset|
|My friend, Juleen, in Montville|
|Yours truly (right) with Juleen in Noosa|
|View from my friends' apartment, Maroochydore|
When I go somewhere new it doesn't take me long to find a favourite cafe. In Mooloolaba it was Jamaica Blue, right on the waterfront with a good view of the sea, morning papers and excellent coffee. Every morning I made my way there to enjoy a flat white, catch up on news and watch the world go by. In the evenings I sat on my terrace with a narrow view of the sea basking in the evening sun and sipping on a glass of bubbly. Life doesn't get much better than that!
|Jamaica Blue, Mooloolaba|
|My morning coffee and the paper|
|Evening bublly in the sun...shame there is only one glass, |
but that's how it is...otherwise life doesn't get better than this
Ifound the locals to be happy, cheerful and friendly. Like anywhere, of course, they have their issues concerns and problems, parts of Queensland had devastating floods recently, but the wide blue skies, long pristine beaches and clean blue ocean must make those problems a little easier to bear. Beach culture is alive and well with surf lifesavers dotted along the coast in their bright red and yellow uniforms and surfers, like so many sleek seals bobbing along the shore, looking out to sea, waiting for that extra special wave. Here Australia does look like the "lucky country". This was my first trip to the Sunshine Coast but it certainly won't be my last.