It is school holidays here and Sonya and her family flew up from Melbourne to get warm. They have had a cold winter down there. Cold for Australia but not for the Northern Hemisphere countries. Simon, a distant relative from Switzerland also came with Sonya's family. He is staying with them in Melbourne for a while. Carol-Ann and David flew from Sydney. They all stayed with us for one night and then we crammed into two cars and drove north to the Sunshine Coast. We stopped at the Mooloolaba Surf Club for lunch.
Mooloolaba is a very pretty and popular beach but we preferred something a bit quieter.
We hired a beach house at Peregian Beach a bit further north.
It was a beautiful big house with plenty of rooms and private spaces for all the families.
The view was good too.
Fox enjoyed reading on the deck and keeping a watch out for whales.
The whales were a long way out but they gave us a performance of fin and tail slapping.
The next morning it was a five minute walk down to the beach. The weather was superb. We have a saying in Queensland, "Beautiful one day and perfect the next."
Fox and Banjo enjoyed playing in the sand.
We had to tell Simon, from Switzerland, about the rules of swimming between the flags.
Simon helps the boys build a sand castle.
Then we went back to the house for lunch and a rest. Someone just couldn't stay awake.
My favourite time on the beach is in the evening.
Carol and David stride off for a walk while I amble along with my camera and iPhone for pics.
One of my favourites was taken with the phone.
When I got back to the house dinner was being prepared by my son in laws, David and Bernie. They took it in turns to cook and Simon cleaned up. I had a perfect holiday, surrounded by family and no work to do.