Burleigh beach walk

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Easter in Australia means a 4 day weekend, we have a public holiday on Good Friday and another on Easter Monday. It is usually a time when people pack their family into their car and head off to visit extended family or head to the beach to make the most of the warm weather before Autumn kicks in. We generally stay home, relaxing and avoiding traffic the main aim. Sometimes family pop in for a visit however this year it was just the two of us with our two black doggies, a nice break after a hectic start to the year.

Even though the house was void of visitors we still fit in some quality time with family. Hubby’s sister and her family had booked into an apartment at Burleigh Heads on the southern end of the Gold Coast. It is a great spot and from their apartment it is a short walk to the beach, cafes and a variety of small, non-franchised shops. On Monday morning we set the alarm for early, left Maxi snoozing on her bed and took Bundy to the beach to see the sunrise and join Hubby’s sister K for a walk. It was a perfect morning, the predicted rain never appeared and there was wonderful cloud formations happening which made the sunrise so much more interesting.

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There is a path along the esplanade that leads into Burleigh National Park, dogs aren’t allowed in the National Park so we stopped at the top of Burleigh headlands and joined many others in admiring and photographing the sunrise. Some photographers were there to take photos of the surfers out in the water, I have to say that I did feel a little lens envy when I saw the zoom on their cameras. Turning around we headed north, choosing to walk on the sand rather than continue on the footpath. Bundy loves the beach, he’s not too fond of swimming but he loves zig-zagging through the water and the sand, oblivious to everyone passing by. He is such a happy chappy when out and about and if given a chance he’ll say hello to other dogs and engage them in play for a short while, however he does prefer to hang with his two legged friends.

It was a beautiful way to spend the last morning of our long weekend, I hope you all had a wonderful Easter as well.

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Burleigh beach walk

  1. Cherie Basile March 29, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    oh wow … beautiful, amazing pictures. There are not many things as nice as our four-day Easter break. I saw those exact same clouds — did anyone else recognise one of Casper the Friendly Ghost’s uncles with the bodgie hairdo in the clouds ? !!

    • twoblackdoggies March 31, 2016 / 10:51 am

      Thank you Cherie, it was such a nice break and the timing was perfect 🙂

  2. Ogee March 30, 2016 / 12:05 am

    Just beautiful…and what a way to enjoy your break!

  3. restlessjo April 3, 2016 / 7:11 pm

    Ah, this is more like it! 🙂 🙂 Beautiful, Sam!
    You must know Pauline and Jack? She writes as Pommepal and almost always comments on mine. Her walk this week is in the same neck of the woods but seen very differently. (it will be on my Monday’s post)

    • twoblackdoggies April 7, 2016 / 11:33 am

      Thanks Jo! Beach walks in the morning are always pretty spectacular. Will have to check out Pommepal, thanks for the recommendation 🙂

  4. Naomi Baltuck April 18, 2016 / 3:08 am

    Such a lovely series of photos. That view of the city by the sea struck me as so familiar. Are you anywhere near Brisbane? We visited a dear friend there some years ago, and I remember how striking a background a cityscape was for the beach we were walking along. Sounds like a beautiful holiday.

    • twoblackdoggies April 18, 2016 / 10:23 am

      Thank you Naomi 🙂 I live near the Gold Coast which is south of Brisbane and the skyline of Surfers Paradise does appear to rise out of the water from a distance. It is a lovely time of year to be by the seaside.

      • Naomi Baltuck April 21, 2016 / 12:55 am

        Have you heard of my friend? She’s a storyteller named Meg Philp, and she performs all over Australia and New Zealand.

      • twoblackdoggies April 21, 2016 / 12:02 pm

        No I haven’t heard of her, but will look her up. Thank you 🙂

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