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Friday, October 21, 2016

COOL IN CALOUNDRA

Last week we went to a four day reunion at Caloundra, a beachside suburb on the Sunshine Coast just a one and a half hour drive from home.   It was a small group of us, who all belonged to the Pt Moresby Judo Club in Papua/New Guinea in the early sixties. A few years ago we found each other again and we have had reunions nearly every year. Unfortunately, Charles and Penny couldn't join us this time because Charles isn't well.
 We stayed in the Centrepoint Apartments. The view was pretty good.

We overlooked the tip of Bribie Island. The weather wasn't the best when we arrived.

 The next morning was better when we strolled down to the beach. 

This is the end of Pumistone Passage. The main Surf Beach, Kings Beach, is just around the corner.

 Later we went for a drive into the hinterland. Martin, Del, Bill, Graham and Dianna at a lookout on the way to Maleny. 

The view of the Glass House Mountains from Mary Cairncross Lookout. They are not really mountains but cores of ancient volcanoes.

 We stopped at a French Restaurant for lunch near Montville. Bill had a chat to the waiter in French.

 The next day we went for a cruise on the Pumistone Passage, we went upstairs and sat in the warm sun. We caught up on all our news from the past year. Del and Martin on the left were the ones who organised the outings for this reunion.

 After a relaxing cruise past Bribe Island, checking out the birdlife, we came back to where there are million dollar houses lining the canals.


On the day we left the wind was blowing hard. The sea was churning and the kite surfers were having fun. It was nice catching up with old friends from long ago.

24 comments:

  1. I think you have a miss print... you said the view from your room was 'pretty good' and I say it is "awesome"... wow what a view... I love the curtains go in the corner and allow for ultra viewing. the beach is so pretty and it looks to me like Bill was about to kiss that waiter ... or blowing a kiss..

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  2. I agree with Sandra about the view! Lol. Looks like y'all had fun, nice to get a group pic.

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  3. I love your reunions they always take place in such fabulous places. Long may they continue.

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  4. I never tire of seeng the glass house mountains.

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  5. Nice looking spot. I vividly remember seeing the Glasshouse Mountains for the first time in 1970s.

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  6. The views from Mary Cairncross Lookout have always been stunning and you have captured them perfectly. Yes there's a nice breeze about today too thank goodness otherwise I might find the heat a bit much.

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  7. What a beautiful seaside retreat! You take the best trips. When I first read your title I thought it said "Cool in California."

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  8. perfect place to relax. Really paradise

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  9. Looks like a fabulous place and I love the shot of Bill chatting to the waiter in French :-) You do have some great trips meeting up with 'old' friends. Have a good weekend, t'other Diane

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  10. Hello Diane, gorgeous views. I love the view from the apartment. The mountain view is another favorite. Great series of photos. Have a happy day!

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  11. It looks stunning. Your bad weather is our normal! I hope Bill got good service after taking the trouble to chat in French!!

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  12. You do a brilliant job of catching up with friends Diane, I'm hopeless 😊 Looks like another super trip, you did have a fab view from your room, nice to sit out there in the morning with a cuppa.. love the shot of the mountain/volcano 😊

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  13. Your photos are gorgeous as usual Diane! Your accomodation looked like a perfect spot too. What a wonderful idea that this group have 'meet ups' like this; I can just imagine all the wonderful reminiscing that must go on!

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  14. I love mountains and I'm quite happy to call volcanos or their cores mountains.

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  15. The reunions seem like a nice time for all of you to get together and enjoy some lovely scenics and outings as well.

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  16. Such lovely views and great photos of good friends. So glad that you all get together and catch up. Thank you for sharing, Diane.

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  17. Beautiful place to chill out ! That I call enjoy retirement !

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  18. Super nice mountain view pictures.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  19. What a beautiful trip That beach on Bribie island looks gorgeous as does the view from the lookout. Love the picture of Bill and the waiter lol Great you had a good catchup together

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  20. It looks like a great place to get together with friends. How lovely that you found the group to reunite for these get-togethers.

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  21. Kite surfing looks fun - but I suspect I would have my arms pulled off if I tried it!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  22. Looks like another great trip with friends Diane. Loved the photos as always. Such a beautiful place to visit.

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  23. You are great at keeping up with old friends.

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  24. I remember the stories and photos of your judo club friends on picnics from long ago and I enjoyed seeing them again now. How wonderful to be able to get together and visit again!

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