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Saturday, August 31, 2013

WINTER IN QUEENSLAND

A few weeks ago, in what is usually the cold winter month of August we went to Currumbin Beach on the Gold Coast with our camera club. It was a beautiful warm day. This is what we love about living here.
Currumbin Beach on the Gold Coast looking south towards Tweed Heads.

Looking north towards Surfer's Paradise



Hard to believe it is winter





34 comments:

  1. Beaut shots Diane, that's the only thing I miss since we moved to the country, the beach. Walking along the beach in winter is so exhilarating, though it looked like it was quite warm where you were. Have a good weekend.

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  2. Queensland - beautiful one day perfect the next. It was a great day for our field trip and really enjoyable, although my photography could have been better.

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  3. Your photos are fabulous. The first one could easily be in a travel brochure. Thanks for sharing this beautiful beach with us.

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  4. That looks SO inviting... Even in winter, it's not that cold, is it????? Loved the photo of the man soaking up some sunshine --with his hat over his face...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. Lovely photos Diane, each one tells a good story :)

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  6. I don't think you can apply the word winter to your neck of the woods. Looking at your photos gives me an urge to rush out and book a flight to Aus but resist I must. Next weekend I will be on the Northumberland coast at the end of Summer here. I wonder what weather I will encounter!

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  7. What a fun time at the beach. It looks like a gorgeous day, people out enjoying the sunshine. Beautiful beach and lovely photos. Have a happy day!

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  8. Lovely Diane, you would hardly think it's winter over your way. Thanks for stopping by, and how lovely that you and Bill stopped at the lodge when you were over here. This is our second time but visited seven years previously and have always wanted to come back.

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  9. You should see the photo of the man to the transportation department. They could plaster it all over the side of a bus.

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  10. What great shots ... and makes me think of our wonderful trip North. It is actually very warm here this weekend though the nights are always cool enough to need heating.

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  11. I love the view with the rock overhang. The colours in the water too look fabulous. A nice escape!

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  12. Yes days like these really make you realise that even in Australia winter is a really quite mild compared to other places in the world. Great photos Dianne :)

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  13. Definitely a winter climate I would enjoy, rather than the "arctic" one I live in! Nice photos. Love the busy little girl.

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  14. Winter should be cold and there should be lots of moaning about the cold and the wet. How to appreciate the arrival of spring if you don't have cold winter?

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  15. what you love about living there is the same thing we love about living here.. i love sitting in the sun during the winter months. the sun heats me but i don't get over heated. i love love love the man with the hat.. and that little girl is adorable. fantastic beaches to.... i think you and i are at the exact same but opposite spots on earth, our weather and plants are the same, except flip flopped winter/summer.

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  16. This is my type of weather! Beautiful photos of beautiful weather in a stunning place, Diane. I'm not looking forward to going to SA next week. Apparently it's still freezing! I like warm! Have a great day. Greetings, Jo

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  17. One of the most beautiful beaches I have seen.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  18. Diane, Currumbin beach is very beautiful especially when it is not tourist season. When I look towards S.P. I think of Atlantis. A fine and beautiful picture series.

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  19. I don't think you can claim 'winter' as such, if someone can sunbathe with no shirt on! Lovely photos. You ought to be employed by your tourist board.

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  20. I agree with the comment above. Your tourist board could make a fortune off of you and your adventures.

    I would love to visit Australia, but I don't think my back could take the fifty-hour flight to get there. :)

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  21. Well if that would be our winter, I could get rid of my jumpers, boots and thick wintercoats!

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  22. BEAUTIFUL SHOTS and how fortunate you are to live in or near a wonderful place with this scenery. Especially the guy absorbing the sun with the ballcap over his face. What a fun day this looks like

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  23. Every image a gem Diane.. we are so very lucky to live in Australia and this is proof of the pudding as they say :)

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  24. It is certainly beautiful during your cold month of August! That sounds so funny to me - LOL. I guess by the looks of it the month is unusually warm this year for you. I really enjoyed that photo taken from inside the cave, looking at the distant skyline. Perfect composition and beautiful contrasts too.

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  25. Just beautiful photos Queensland is a lovely place been there a few times and each time loved it

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  26. That looks like such a hard winter's day ;>)...and reminds me of the kind of winters we prefer and get to experience by traveling across the country. I take it your trip was not that far.

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  27. Wow absolutely fantastic shots. so love the little girl on the beach and the man with the head on his face, lying on the beach is great

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  28. Refreshing shots Diane - yes, hard to believe its winter.
    Love how you've captured the light :D)

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  29. Thanks for visiting my blog Diane. Great shots especially the one of the guy snoozing :) :)

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