Looking out from our condo at Broad Beach
Carole, stylish and elegant, cooked an amazing dinner for us - I swear I gained 5 lbs. that night alone! The following day she, and charming Graham, arrived in their off-road vehicle and drove us to see more of the scenic countryside and rainforest hinterland. In the above pic you can just make out the distant ocean, and tops of the beachfront high-rise buildings, from the higher areas we visited.
Descending from those high hillsides, we could see the building where we were staying in a very modern condo, it's the taller of the two strange shaped towers in the center.
Loved seeing more rainforest, and having lunch in a lodge where those adorable pademelons were munching and hopping outside the window.......................
Many people were hanging out here because Hang Gliding was the big sport - imagine flying over such beautiful countryside with just the air currents propelling you.
Have you ever been Hang Gliding - do tell us about it if you were that brave!
On our return to the beach, we stopped for afternoon tea in a picnic area and, while Carole surprised us with the most delicious homemade cake ever - think apricots, ginger and marmalade - Graham set up the little stove and proceeded to 'boil the billy' (Australian for 'put the kettle on')and made the best cup of tea..........complete with swinging the 'billy' in circles - you Aussies reading this will know what I mean!
I really loved Australia and the delightful people I met during my much too short visit.
If only it wasn't so far away!