Burleigh Heads Beach, Queensland, Australia


Sunday, January 19, 2020

WEATHER WARMS UP

The first few days of our holiday in Rye, Vic, the weather was very cold but on the third day we woke to thick smoke blanketing the town. The fires were in eastern Victoria miles away but Melbourne and other parts of Victoria were covered in smoke. We had the worst air quality in the world on that day. (so unlike Australia). So we decided to have a day at home playing board games or digital games.
 The smoke covered the view of the Bay and it made us cough so we stayed inside until after lunch.


In the afternoon the smoke cleared and the sun came out and the temperature was warming up. So the family sneaked off to the beach while we were having a nap. When I woke I decided to find my way to the beach.It was a 15 min walk and another 15 min to walk along the beach track to find the family at their Beach Box (old boat shed). 



Sometimes the track was close to the sand and other times it wound through trees with the sea peeping through. I found the family who were packing up to come home. I got a lift home with them after we stopped to buy fish and chips for everyone. It turned out a nice day.

16 comments:

  1. Hello, it looks like a nice walk and a pretty beach. I am glad to hear the smoke cleared. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week ahead.

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  2. Ah, you were here that day. It was very bad. We've never experienced anything like that before. Nothing to do with climate change, mind.

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  3. Thinking Of You All - Stay Strong

    Cheers

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  4. I'm sorry that the air quality was so bad early in the day, but I'm glad that it cleared so you could take a walk along this beautiful path and beach.

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  5. so glad it cleared so you could walk on that gorgeous beach and down that path and take photos for us to see.

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  6. What a nice walk to the beach, sounds like one I'd enjoy.


    My Corner of the World

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  7. A good walk along the beach and through the trees along the path - nice place by the look of it...smoke, oh yes, not good for the lungs and such..

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  8. Beautiful pathway and gorgeous beach. The smoke looks bad indeed We had last night a very orangy sky up here

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  9. Hope the rain has washed away the fires, but now we see on the TV, flooding and hail. Stay safe. Have a good week, t'other Diane

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  10. So glad the smoke lifted so you could enjoy time at the beach. It’s amazing, the difference in the pictures.

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  11. Ewell that was a much better way to end the day than if was at the start Diane.. a nice walk and fish and chips, not bad hey 😊

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  12. Both the beach and the walkway look welcoming without the smoke. It's amazing how it travels and then magically disperses (thankfully).

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  13. Looks like a pleasant and relaxing day.

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  14. It is hard to believe that Australia is experiencing the worst air quality in the world.

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  15. Had it not been for the smoke and the worries that came along with it, that would have been my idea of a perfect family vacation day! Leisurely and fun for all family morning, nap, scenic walk to and along the beach, a ride back, and an easy and delicious dinner with the whole crew....perfection.

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