Burleigh Heads , Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.


Sunday, April 14, 2019

HINZE DAM

Last week we took some friends from the village to visit Hinze Dam. They are new to Australia from England. They have moved here to be nearer their family who live in Springwood the same suburb as our village. We thought our move from the next suburb was emotional but to move from the other side of the world at our age, I admire them.



The Hinze Dam and Advancetown Lake are situated in the Gold Coast Hinterland, near Mount Tamborine.

 We walked along the dam wall, which was made higher a few years ago. We saw some bird life and the foot hills of the Great Dividing Range.

We stopped in at the cafe and had a very nice lunch before we walked down to the water's edge.




 It was relaxing sitting on the bench and admiring the view

Even Bill enjoyed the little walk.

17 comments:

  1. I can't imagine making a move that far away. a lovely place to visit and to move to

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  2. That is a very big move to make no matter what age. I always admire those with the courage to do it. There are some beautiful scenes where you are. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. If you are going to move house you may as well move somewhere beautiful - and warmer!

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  4. It is a rather amazing move to make, unless they had been here before and knew the lay of the land. I am surprised that the Hinze Dam has not been renamed given the disgrace about the person it was named after. Good to see I am not the only one spammed by Indian escort services.

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  5. Hello, the dam and views are nice. It looks like a pretty place for a walk. Moving is an adventure. Enjoy your Sunday, have a great new week ahead!

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  6. The views are lovely Diane, good to have a walk too. I don't know how your daughter does that flight back and forth either, how long will she be doing it?

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  7. We have made so many moves in our lifetime, but only as far as Africa and not a far as the other side of the world. Looks like a lovely place to visit. Hope all is well, t'other Diane

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  8. Amazing photos, I cannot imagine moving that far away, since I have lived in the same area my whole life

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  9. How that dam can still be named after that B**tard is beyond comprehension.
    Still the dam does more for Qld than bloody fat money grabbing Russ ever did.

    The gentleman from the Swiss Alps certainly looks well.
    Cheers and have a great Easter.
    Colin

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  10. Beautiful contrasting colors in your photo captures of the scenery. Also I really like your header photo of the surfers catching the breaking wave.

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  11. I have known about the existence of this dam but never visited it. Your photos make it look very inviting.

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  12. Great place to take your new friends. Looks like a great place to get some exercise.

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  13. These are some fantastic views! I love the color of the sky and water. Kudos on your friends who have made the move!

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  14. You took your friends to a beautiful site. I don't think I would be up to making a move like they did nowadays.

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  15. Looks like a wonderful adventure once again, Diane, and glad you are able to get out and about. You have been spammed, sad to say, twice in these comments and I just posted once again that it’s happened repeatedly to me in the past 2 days. Best thing is to mark them as Spam so they are removed from your post comments and go directly to the comments/spam folder. Hope this helps.

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  16. What a lovely looking place to take your new friends … a nice place for a walk.

    All the best Jan

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  17. Lucky for the new residents (from so far away) to have such good guides ..... it’s a lovely restful place and the kind of walk that the Bill I live with would also enjoy. The story of your new friends and the choice they made to move closer to their children resonated with me ... there is another choice on the horizon for us one of these times.

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