Friday, September 9, 2016


Caloundra has a lovely walking track by the water. Part of it is dedicated to the Anzacs, and there are little plaques embedded in the footpath, with the name of an Anzac, and there are rosemary bushes along the pathway as well.

There are mostly low rise units dotted along the water's edge, but we did find this funny little house squashed in between two modern places. Cheekily, at one stage, it was stealing the power from next door as well!

We have also seen some interesting wildlife around the place. The bush turkeys, which I've mentioned before, and a green tree snake, pointed out to us by another walker as we went by. The birds around it were going crazy!


We bought ourselves a Telstra hotspot to give us some more data while we are away. Because of that purchase we can now connect to the free wifi often found at Telstra phone boxes. We get an alert on our phone that we are connected as we walk or drive near it. It's free until March next year. It's good for quickly updating any apps on our phone or iPad.
We get to talk to a lot of people as we are sitting in our van. We usually have the door open while having a cuppa, and people often come up to us and ask about our setup. Randall is a mine of information about the Avan. One day a couple stopped to chat and two hours later they were still there!
We had our wedding anniversary while we were at Caloundra - 37 years! We went out for a celebratory meal, which was really delicious.
After two lovely weeks at Caloundra we headed south, first to Brisbane to catch up with an old friend from Randall's bagpipe band, The Derwent Scottish Pipe Band.
We had no idea where we would stay, but headed for the CBD and did a cruise around some back streets. We found a park, reasonably level, and paid the parking fee for the rest of the day. It was Friday, and free parking on Saturday, so we didn't have to worry about getting up early the next day to move on.

We enjoyed catching up with Selina and listening to her play with her band, Queensland Irish, then enjoying a drink with her at Mick O'Malleys in the Brisbane Mall.


We then headed to the Gold Coast for our next catchup with friends.

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