Brisbane, QLD


Saturday, October 17, 2020

COTTON TREE BIRTHDAY

 Cotton Tree is a suburb of Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast 107k from home. My friend, Lyn, was having a 70th birthday there. They were in the caravan park for a week's holiday to be close to family and friends. So we booked an apartment for a few days just opposite the caravan park and we spent a lovely few days with our friends, Ben and Lyn. Ben migrated from Switzerland with Bill back in 1967 when they were in their early 20's. Now they are in their 70's. The weather was perfect and the company great.

We were pleased to see that we had a stunning view of the Maroochy River entering the Pacific Ocean.

You can just see the ocean on the horizon at the right and the caravan park opposite.

I tried a panorama of the river.

I took a walk down to the beach.

Looking south

Looking north

The mouth of the river. The river is tidal.

River on the left, ocean on the right.

Fun in the river . I walked a little further and entered the caravan park and found my friends.

Later in the day we had a celebration lunch with Lyn and her family and friends. It was a Thai Restaurant. I had crispy fish.

Happy Birthday Lyn.

I think it is important to keep in touch with old friends. We have been friends since the 60's.


27 comments:

  1. Lovely, happy times with good friends. Really nice to see.
    Your Thai meal looked delicious too Diane!

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  2. What a glorious place to celebrate another 21st birthday. How on earth do you go about eating a meal served up like that?

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  3. Lovely photos and Happy Birthday to the birthday girl.
    Never been down that way to the beach.
    The river reminds me of our stays looking over the river from the apartment and also of your visit when you stayed..

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  4. Hello,

    What a great trip. The beach photos are gorgeous, what a lovely spot. I like the photos of the four of you, looks like a fun time with your friends. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  5. It looks all very pretty in your place. Here we are locked down again, no visits, meetings and travels allowed...

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  6. stunning beaches and sky and what a beautiful place to be and there you are not dealing with the pandemic in your town.. so good to meet with old friends in all that beauty

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  7. Lovely set of photos. I agree it is important to keep in touch with friends. My longest time friend was a boy that I became very friendly with during my riding school days at about the age of 12. He is married and living in the USA now, we went to stay with them a couple of years ago and it was like we had never been apart. They then came and stayed here last year for a couple of weeks. What fun the four of us had. Keep safe t'other Diane

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  8. I agree wholeheartedly that keeping in touch can be a wonderful thing. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the pictures of an area which is completely unknown to me.

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  9. What beautiful scenery. I can almost feel the freshness in the air.

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  10. What a lovely view and it looks like you had a delightful time.
    There is nothing like "old" friends. Glad you could be together.
    Sue

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  11. I am very envious of those views and that beach. Old friends are worth celebrating.

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  12. Magnificent scenery. I wish I was there.

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  13. Looks like fun and happiness with great views as well

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  14. What a nice holiday spot. I would love to go to the caravan park there as it is such a great location.

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  15. Hi Diane, what a beautiful place you stayed at. And yes, old friends are very special to keep in touch with.

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  16. It's wonderful that you can keep in touch and visit with old friends. You certainly had a beautiful place for meeting them.

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  17. What a lovely spot to spend a special time with long time friends. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. I read Cotton Tree and think who do I know there, took a while but I remembered my niece use to live there and we visited her there

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  19. You found a lovely spot to stay while you celebrated your old friend's birthday. I think I was 19 or 20 the last time I visited Cotton Tree.

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  20. What a beautiful get-away spot. It’s so nice to see people together without masks covering their happy faces! We still have a long wait for that here.

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  21. Wow, what a beautiful place to meet up with your friends. Sounds like it was a lovely birthday celebration.

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  22. What a great birthday celebration with your friends and in such a wonderful place. Loved all the views and the final shot of all the friends together, Diane. There certainly isn’t anything like great and long lasting friendship.

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  23. Fabulous place to spend a few days and how lovely to visit with friends at the same time. I agree, it is wonderful to keep in touch with old friends. I had an old-fashioned snail mail from mine this morning.

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  24. Great photographs.
    Happy Birthday Wishes for Lyn.

    All the best Jan

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  25. What a lovely place to spend a few days. Yes, it's wonderful to keep in touch with old friends.

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