Day 2 of our Sunny Coast journey.
This was the day! Wet, wet, wet, watching board riders in the churning surf through the windscreen wipers, cruising the Caloundra beachfront, then a delicious lunch catchup with my Aunt Jen and her sister, my childhood friend Dale and her family in their fabulous Kings Beach apartment, then more wet, reading The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez, and watching the tennis, nibbling cheeses and wine from our Ocean Views Resort balcony (which had no ocean view)……and fingers crossed for a better day 3.
Day 3 – The Range and Hinterland
Maleny holds many, many treats for the organic buyer, the cheese taster, icecream licker, pie cruncher, art hoarder and clothes shopper……..and my heart skipped a beat at the second hand book store. Antiques and crystals and cheese tasting (yes, it was so good it deserved a second mention), and an IGA. What more could you ask for? For those contemplating a trip to the hinterland here are some images to gorge upon.
The fun signs
The flora and fauna
A short drive along the ridge to Montville with its small community vibe…and loads of history preserved by stalwart volunteers.
The art and crafts are thriving all along this drive, and the tongue in cheek footpath art, the lush parklands and the wood craft were the highlights.
And on to Mapleton………nostalgic reminder of our honeymoon at the pub on the corner, then down the secluded laneway to a stupendous valley view, delightful cousin company, delicious dinner, wine, cheeses and a stunning sunset all with a backdrop of king parrots and flying foxes. Who needs overseas travel?
Then it was wending our way back to the studio in the Kondalilla Eco Resort which backs on to the National Park……..a little tired and past its prime perhaps, a bit like us, but the setting is stunning.
The sunshine today was back in the name, and we were thankful for such pleasant weather.