Summer at home in Daisy Hill

Saturday, September 5, 2015

RAINBOW BAY REUNION

Every year in August, our friends, Ann and George rent an apartment on the Gold Coast at Rainbow Bay. While there they organise a reunion of staff from Kuraby School from the eighties and nineties. They organise a beautiful seafood lunch of prawns and Moreton Bay Bugs.(crayfish) I forgot a photo because I was too interested in the food. While some of us prepared dessert others went onto the balcony to watch the whales but Wes had his eye on the desserts: Pavlova, Tiramasu and dipping strawberries.
The view from the balcony is very restful but exciting when we see a whale breach. There is a splash of one in the background.

 We were invited to stay the night. In the evening we went for a walk along the beach. Even though it was still winter there were many surfers.



 After the sunset we walked into Coolangatta for a pizza. We could see the sun glinting on the Q1 building in Surfers Paradise

 The next morning was another beautiful day. The teenage girls were preparing for a surf while mum watched.

Off they go for their thrills and spills.


 We climbed up a steep path and then walked along the cliffs to the border of NSW. Rock climbers were having fun too. Then it was coffee time.


27 comments:

  1. Hello Diane, what a great weekend at the beach. The views from the balcony are awesome, I would love to see a whale breach. It looks like it would be a warm day on the beach. The coffee and desserts all look delicious. Wonderful images. Have a happy day!

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  2. I would have enjoyed such a weekend too ! What a beautiful place !

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  3. looks like there is something at that beach for everyone and that cake with the strawberries is for me if any was left over... a beautiful spot to stay

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  4. Wow what a lovely winter. I am jealous of your weather....

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  5. The food sounds fabulous and what a view from the balcony. Sounds a heavenly place to visit.

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  6. Hi Diane, what a wonderful weekend you all enjoyed. That city skyline looks positively alight in the sunset. Great to see youngsters so active. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Jo

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  7. What great vacations you have with friends. The views were gorgeous and those desserts look mouth-watering!

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  8. Rainbow Bay and Beach certainly has it all.
    Those two sea nymphs could certainly brighten up the
    day for the surf board fraternity.
    Lucky this August has been so unusual weather wise for your
    gathering. Weather so perfect it is unbelievable for the beach.
    Cheers
    Colin

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  9. You certainly had a beautiful location for your reunion. Your photos are stunning.

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  10. Wow looks like a bloody great place and how wonderful that you had a reunion

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  11. That is super, a picture of surfers with the skyline in the background.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  12. HAhaha, I rarely get photos of food either!!! Gorgeous photos, as usual - sounds and looks like a great place for a break!

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  13. Lovely view there. That seems a long walk.

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  14. That sounds like a great meal -- "bugs" and all! I like the photos of the water with the city behind, tesoecially hat amazing texture of the sea.

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  15. What a fabulous place. I want to go, I want to go, I want to go!

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  16. You deserved that cup of coffee after your busy day Diane, you guys know how to have fun :)

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  17. You deserved that cup of coffee after your busy day Diane, you guys know how to have fun :)

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  18. Wow! what a wonderful reunion Diane ... the best of everything ... seafood - scenery and a bit of recreation with a coffee to top it off. Just perfect.

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  19. Your photos are so gorgeous Diane! How wonderful to get together with old friends for a reunion like that every year. Take care and sunshine always!

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  20. Spectacular photos Dianne. The one with the ocean and city skyline, plus the branches in the foreground, loved it particularly. Another wonderful get together :)

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  21. Looks like an absolutely marvelous time and wonderful weather to boot!

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  22. Oh, what a fabulous place! But Wes was watching the desserts and not the surfer girls? ;))

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  23. It looks like a lovely time with friends, Diane! Your luncha nd desserts sounds very delicious. The surf and colors of the sky look amamzing!

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  24. Beautiful scenery , good friends, good food. I think I'd have been keeping an eye on those desserts too!

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  25. Love the scenery and to end with yummy looking coffee! Waves are so pretty

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  26. It all looks idyllic! I remember it's always kind of strange to see those glass skyscrapers shimmering in the distance..

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  27. A great reunion remembrance, Diane. It's great that friends get together every year and have fun. The skyline at sunset was my favorite as well.

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