This Adventurous Age

Adventures travelling and working around Australia.

1998 Travels April 27

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Today was a beautiful sunny day and not too humid.

I took advantage of the weather to do washing, including the doona cover and underlay. Two loads.

John made bread, which turned out well – a loaf and six rolls. We had some of the rolls for lunch.

After the bread was made, he drove to the bowls shop. Our name badges were not in, but they promised them for this afternoon. He went to the Noosa Bowls Club and booked himself in for a game tomorrow. Refuelled Truck – still 64cpl.

I embroidered for a while, and John did the ironing. There is never much of this – teatowels, hankies, pillow cases. We have mostly stopped ironing things like polo shirts.

Later in the day, drove back to the bowls shop and collected our name badges. I went to the book exchange. He only gave me $8.50 credit for the five books I took in, which I thought was very mean, so I only bought two replacements, with the credits.

John went to a chemist to talk arthritis remedies. The chemist has a shop in Cooroy too and John has to go there tomorrow and collect a substance that promotes cartilage growth, and which may be a substitute for the Surgam, that is easier on the gut. John finds the latter does give him bad heartburn.

I put film in for processing and bought some groceries at Tewantin.

We drove through Noosa central to the parking area for the Noosa National Park. Walked the Coast Track, which was very picturesque, with views through the trees, scrub and pandanus to the blue sea. The coast that it followed was mostly rocky, though there were a couple of little coves with small sandy beaches.


The walking track in Noosa National Park followed the coastline

In some parts there were views back to Noosa and across to Teewah Beach. We saw two dolphins swimming – aptly enough, off Dolphin Point. We walked as far as Hells Gates, which is the easternmost headland. There were many birds to stop and watch.

04-27-1998 01 Noosa Beach from Noosa NP track.jpg

Looking back towards Noosa Heads from the National Park

The sun was setting as we did the last part of the return walk. That was superb – orange and pink clouds, some blue sky still, purple water, and in some parts pandanus silhouettes being all dramatic against that backdrop.

04-27-1998 04 sunset over bay noosa np.jpg

We walked about 5.4kms.

Tea was bread and tzatsiki, and salads.

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