New Farm Park, Brisbane

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Rainy Day at the Beach

We were invited to stay for the weekend at friends, Ben and Lyn's house. They live on the Gold Coast, 30 mins to south of here. The tropical, monsoon, summer rains are still hanging around but it is a little cooler and rather lovely at the beach in between showers 

Narrow Neck Beach looking south towards Surfer's Paradise Beach. 

Looking north.


It wasn't crowded but families were still out having fun.

Nothing stops the teenage board riders having fun.




The rescue helicopter patrolling the beach keeping the swimmers safe.


Swim between the flags. 

No swimming here only board riding.

Leave nothing behind except footprints.

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful beach scenes, Diane! The ocean looks really rough. It is great to have some get away weekends.

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  2. These are gorgeous photos. The clouds and the surf make it really dramatic. How wonderful to live so close to scenes like this.

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  3. Even on an overcast day, the scene is still apperaling Diane. There is nothing quite like a walk along the water's edge of our magnificent coastline.

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  4. The beach shots look amazing Diane.
    Having a morning in today catching up with all my blogging friends and their lastest posts. Something I've neglected lately! The Baby Shower looks fun. What a lovely thing to do for a friend. Glad you enjoyed it. My daughter will be on her way home next weekend. Just finishing off a diving course on Magnetic Island - something she could never have done here. She's had a wonderful time in Australia and I can't wait to hear all about it.
    Take care.
    Elcmae.

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  5. You call this a rainy day ?? You should see our sea on a rainy day it's all grey. the sky and the water !
    What a nice place ! Did you find some gold ?

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  6. Oh how gorgeous, Diane.... As much as I love the mountains, I also love the beach. We go every year in May for a week to the Ocean Isle beach in North Carolina. Seeing your pictures makes me yearn for MAY to get here!!!! ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  7. It is still very stormy looking. Nice to walk along but not to venture in!

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  8. Those clouds look ominous but as you mention it is warm so who cares.

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  9. No swimming between the flags... I guess the surfers go out there to ride their boards?

    Lovely beach and the clouds are beautiful!

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  10. I laughed at Gattina's comment (you call this a rainy day?)...

    Beautiful, beautiful photos. I enjoyed every one, and love that ghostly city across the way in one of them.

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  11. What a magnificent day at the beach Diane. Your photos are fantastic as always.

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  12. Beautiful Queensland beaches! Hope Ben and Lyn are well!

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  13. You had a nice short break. I like the sea when it looks like this, wild and stormy and lots of white horses.

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  14. Wow, the waves are huge! It's been over 10 years since I was in Gold Coast.

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  15. Diane I remember those QLD clouds! Big brooding bodies of water waiting for just the right moment....

    Hope that cyclone stays off the coast for a while yet - stay safe.

    Cheers,

    Cindy

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  16. Oh, how I envy you warm weather and beaches! It was lovely here today, but certainly not beach warm. Our fruit trees are blooming, the daffodils and tulips are in full glory and the promise of spring s coming to fruition. While I love where I live, someday I hope to come visit your neck of the woods. Sigh.

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  17. The beach seems to be at the bottom of a beautiful, lush cloud bowl!

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  18. Really pretty. Looks like the waves are pounding that beach. It looks like the slope drops off too fast, which for me translates to undertow. Gotta find that shallow, flat beach, especially if you have little children in tow.

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  19. What fantastic photos, Diane. Clouds and surf....what more could one want in a photo?

    Aren't we so lucky in Australia to have such ready access to almost deserted beaches?

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  20. What a wonderful series of beach photos! That cloud bank is awesome on the horizon while the sun shines above. Just beautiful ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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