Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Caloundra, Queensland

Sometimes you have to get away from it all.
Ray had a day out playing golf as a visitor at Pelican Waters golf resort.
This is the club of the 'Great White Shark' Greg Norman. 

I used to live and work at Caloundra, so Ray asked if I'd like to visit my old haunts while he played..
I only lived a ten minute walk from Dickie Beach, where dogs are allowed to frolic on the sand.

A mother prepares her children with wet suits for surfing. 
It's school holidays and mid winter but the day is too perfect to miss some fun.
The Pandansas Tree.
A sign informs  of rules which need to be observed.  Surf between the flags for safety.

 Most of our beaches have shark nets to ward off attack. 
Not all beaches allow dogs as apparently their smell is suppose to entice sharks. 
If a school of dolphins are present, you know your safe.. 

Another sign... Can dogs read I wonder?? 
My dogs think they are people. 
Well its a good place to lift your leg. 

Everyone is busy doing their own thing. Walking, fishing and surfing.

 It was nice to be back. I have many memories of here. Some good some sad..
It is a beautiful place to live.
Every night I fell asleep with the sound of waves crashing on the sand.
Every morning I wasn't working, I was walking and running along the shore.
For some reason, the pelicans don't visit here??

It was a beautiful day.
But I was glad to drive back home at the end of it..
OH, and Ray came second in A Division.

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“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. 
In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; 
I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33


  1. It looks lovely. No wonder you enjoyed it.

  2. It looks like a wonderful place!

  3. The color of the water is GORGEOUS! Shark nets? Are they out a ways from the beach area? The shore goes for many miles I would think. So do the nets go the entire length? Interesting things that other areas deal with.

  4. I would be sad too if I went back to one of the places where I lived near the beach. I have done so twice and there is nothing like the smell and sounds. Love your photos

  5. Beautiful - and such relaxing photographs

  6. Is that where you got to yesterday! Looks like it was a lovely day for the beach, missed you though.

  7. Hi Gorges, It was great.

    Ian, It is.

    Lynda, The Pacific is a beautiful colour. And the shark nets go for miles..Some areas don't have them, these do..

    Shanda, I still live pretty close to the wild ocean, but no longer here. I love it so much.

    Dean, I took the camera to share..

    Carol, Was I suppose to be somewhere?? Sorry??
    I don't remember it was Monday.. Home today and lots to do. xx

  8. Looks like a very relaxing type of beach. I hope you had a great time.

  9. That is a beautiful beach - I loved it and wish I could see it in person. So this is your winter? How cold does it get there?

  10. It is so pretty there, great pictures, I can not wait to visit Australia, thanks for sharing.

  11. Hi Crystal Mary -

    I so love that first photo shot and the one with two men fishing in the blue water.

    Thank you for sharing the splendid photos.

    And the scripture, "...I have overcome the world." That so met me today.

  12. Crystal Mary, I forgot to mention - I love to watch the Shark play golf...I was always cheering for the great golfer, Greg Norman!

  13. Nice pictures Crystal Mary, Thank you for sharing them. Blessings.

  14. Clint, I had a great time...fresh air, sunshine, sea gulls and dreaming.

    Sandie, Today it began as 3 degrees..about your 34 degrees...and ended up about your 75 degrees.
    Summer days get up to your 110.Many od our beaches are untamed without buildings. I like those the best.

    Sandra, I know what you mean, it is the best!!! He has overcome the world.

    Toyin. I hope you visit me when you do!!!

    Deano, Yes he is a humble player..love his smile.

    Kemarias, Lovely to see you sister.

  15. So beautiful...those trees are very interesting!!! Glad you had such a great day!

  16. lovely & interesting blog & thank you for sharing the splendid photos.

  17. Amazing blog, Crystal mary..
    I loved colourful outlook so refreshing!
    Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful post with us :)..Nice photos
    Take care..


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