Thursday, February 18, 2010
Surfers Paradise is in the Gold Coast and a wonderful place to visit and stay at.
Surfers Paradise (28°00′S 153°25′E / 28°S 153.417°E / -28; 153.417) is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. At the 2006 Census, Surfers Paradise had a population of 18,501.
Colloquially known as 'Surfers', the suburb has many high-rise apartment buildings and a wide surf beach. The feature of the central business district is Cavill Mall, which runs through the shopping precinct. Cavill Avenue, named after Jim Cavill, an early hotel owner, is one of the busiest shopping strips in Queensland, and the centre of activity for night life.
Friday, February 12, 2010
The sands are golden, the breaking waves are white.
Behind the waves the murky storm waters, and riding in fast and furious is the blue water from the sea.
Beautiful coastline always changing
You can see the clear blue water in the middle of the channel.
Closer to shore is the murky dark water from the rivers.
There are not many fish around at present because of the fresh water in the river. The rains have made the beautiful blue waters a dark murky color.
Here you can see the waters coming in with the changing of the tide.
Fishermen hopefully wait hoping the salt water will bring in some fish for feeding.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
It is still raining heavily outside
The young trees still stand straight and tall around the memorial guarding it.
The public carpark at Burrum Heads was underwater as far as the brick wall, and residents had to walk knee deep in water across the parking area to the Caravan park.
The winds from Cyclone Olga, as well as the high tides poured into the inland and took sand and debris into picnic areas. Huge eucalyptus trees that have withstood the weather for a hundred years were uprooted and discarded like skittles along the shore. Those that remained standing exposed hue underground root structures, now open to the weather. Its amazing that the trees are still standing strong when the soil has gone from below them.