The joy of a morning walk along the coast

A wedding on the Sunshine Coast gave us the perfect opportunity to spend a weekend in the coastal town of Caloundra, about one and a half hours north of Brisbane. The wedding was held on the headlands, thankfully there was no rain but the ocean breeze made things a little interesting for the bride and her veil which had to be held by the bridesmaids throughout the ceremony. It was a beautiful wedding and a fun evening of celebration with the usual dancing and champagne, still, we managed to be up early for a walk along the beach even though the hours of sleep were few.

Caloundra has made the early morning walk easy, where there is no sand to walk on you can walk along the footpath and a boardwalk makes navigating rocky heads much easier. Serious photographers (not me) were out with their super duper zoom lens’ and tripods, I settled for minimum baggage and more often than not, tilted horizons which were easy enough to fix on the computer πŸ™‚

Despite the beautiful sunshine, at 7am it was still quite cool with a slight breeze coming off the beach and much of the path still in shadow. Dog walkers, joggers and surfers were already in action, at one point we just stood in the sun watching the waves role in and loving the fact that we had made the effort to get out of bed.

As we walked back towards the centre of town and the plethora of cafes open early for all the tourists and locals who like to get their morning caffeine fix we saw several very cool cars parked near the BBQ area. Not sure whether this was a usual haunt for car aficionados or a stop for car loving friends out on a day trip, but I couldn’t resist taking a photo. Don’t ask me what sort of cars they are, cars are not my thing so feel free to leave a comment telling me what they are if cars are your thing.

We stayed at the Oaks Oasis, a nice hotel however, eating in the hotel restaurant when there were so many lovely little cafes by the beach seemed a bit silly. We dodged the cafe where all the cyclists were meeting because who wants to be surrounded by sweaty, smelly men in lycra, and chose a small, but busy cafe not far from the water. Hubby and I love Merlo coffee and we could spot the big blue Merlo banners and umbrellas from a mile off, the bonus was the extensive range of delicious sounding options on the breakfast menu and there was no resisting the Eggs Benedict with bacon.

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8 thoughts on “The joy of a morning walk along the coast

  1. Bosun Dawg August 31, 2012 / 2:06 pm

    Beautiful scenery, and I especially like the photo with the big rock.

    • twoblackdoggies August 31, 2012 / 7:10 pm

      Thank you, it is a nice part of the world πŸ™‚

  2. Fabulous Fur Friends August 31, 2012 / 7:03 pm

    What a lovely way to spend a weekend – please send some sun down south!! Although there is a promise of relative warmth and sunshine this weekend – looking forward to it!

    • twoblackdoggies August 31, 2012 / 7:11 pm

      I hope you get the sun that was promised, we badly need some rain here but I’m sure that it will come soon enough. Have a lovely weekend πŸ™‚

    • twoblackdoggies September 1, 2012 / 9:21 am

      Thank you, we did have a wonderful time and it is such a pretty part of Queensland especially once you get away from the high rise apartments and blocks of resort buildings.

  3. George Weaver October 4, 2012 / 11:41 am

    Love the photos of the rocks and eddies left by the surf. That breakfast made me violently HUNGRY! Now, I have to go out for dinner! πŸ™‚

    • twoblackdoggies October 4, 2012 / 11:56 am

      Glad you liked them, it is a lovely part of the coast and that breakfast was delicious. Enjoy your dinner, it is almost lunchtime here πŸ™‚

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