Thursday, July 29, 2010

Caboolture & Belmont Qld 9th July to 29th July 2010

Caboolture July 9th: We were off to the beaches in the Caloundra area.

 Beaches are abundant on the sunshine coast. There are 9 different beaches in this area.

 Kings, Bulcock, Moffat, Kawana, Currimundi, Golden, Shelly and Dicky Beaches were on our agenda. Caloundra boasts baked golden beaches, surf or sheltered waters at your doorstep and is a very popular holiday destination.

The day was a little overcast and breezy so we just drove along stopping here and there and soaking in the magnificent views.

 Bulcock Beach is a southerly facing picturesque beach located within walking distance from town, suitable for fishing, kite surfing and windsurfing.

Dicky Beach has an interesting history. In 1989 SS Dicky was forced ashore during heavy seas. Its iron skeleton still remains on the beach today while Moffat Beach has stunning views northwards all the way to Point Cartwright.

 On Friday the 16th July we ventured out to the Farm Fantastic. 100’s of exhibiters and stalls. We admired the new fifth wheelers and motor homes and even admired some of the new caravans on display. We enjoyed the demo’s in the tents and the free tastings. All the latest electrical appliances were on display. I was quite taken with the new electric pressure cooker. Quite impressed! Bill finally succumbed to his whim and purchased a helicopter. Boys and their toys! They don’t actually grow up their toys just get more expensive. LOL.

 Now he just needs to learn how to fly it. His first attempt wasn’t too successful but he has improved since. On a downer at the Farm Fantastic we had lunch and for $20 we had a chicken souvlaki, a bratwurst roll and 1 drink. Rather expensive I thought. Saturday night we had a farewell dinner with Allan & Lillian at the Caboolture RSL and Sunday morning 18th July we left for Belmont near Brisbane. We settled in again at the place we stayed at before. Last Sunday we joined the family for Brunch to surprise Trent for his birthday. Several of their friends enjoyed a feast of fresh fruit, fluffy pancakes, scones with jam & cream,smoked salmon and poached eggs on muffins, mushrooms, bacon and of course the family baked beans. Tuesday on his actual birthday we celebrated with a delicious meal cooked by Fee. The chicken was cooked to perfection. I won’t give out much detail as I think this may become another family recipe. It was absolutely delicious and even the judges on Master Chef would have been very impressed. Trent mashed up the creamiest mashed potato that actually melted in your mouth and served it all with stir fried green beans and asparagus. I made a layered caramel baked cheesecake to share for dessert. I was a bit worried as I haven’t made one of these for years but it turned out fine. We are going to enjoy babysitting the grandies this weekend while their parents have a much deserved break away. I have some great news which I am busting to tell you but I’m not allowed to tell you all yet. So watch this space. We finally leave Qld for NSW on Monday and will be staying at the Mullumbimby Leagues Club.
Talk again soon

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