Sunday, July 6, 2014

Enjoying the sunshine - Etty Bay and Gordonvale

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Hi everyone, just wanted to share the beautiful day we had here on Sunday.  Our daughter was out so hubby and I decided to go for a drive and check out a couple of places.  So we headed south to Etty Bay, great caravanning or camping holiday spot for families. Only a small park so you would have to get in quick I imagine.  

Hubby and I stopped and had lunch at the Fish and Chip shop and that is what we had.  Yum.   The whole experience was very family and fun.  I think it brought back wonderful memories for my husband who used to go on family caravanning holidays when he was young in NSW.  This was our view for lunch.  Next we drove to Flying Fish Point which is another nice little beach area.  Here we enjoyed a lovely coffee.  Hubby's cappuccino was in the biggest mug we have seen.

The view on the way home.....this is Walsh's Pyramid which my daughter and I hope to climb this coming week. (edit: thankfully our daughter picked up some work so won't be this week, but there is always next week) We had plans last Thursday but the weather decided to rain so that meant no view from the top.  I am not doing all that hiking and not having a view. :-)  The Great Pyramid race is gearing up and is to be held on the 9th August.  So a few people are running up for training.  Me, I have been climbed the Pyramid three times before and promised my daughter when she turned 9, I would take her up.  She is now 18 and has been nagging since then.  :-)  She plans on moving to Brisbane next it is now or never.

Another view of Walsh's Pyramid - 922m high.

The blue sky and sugar cane flowers.

Driving into Gordonvale if you click on the photo to enlarge  you can see in the centre on the far right hand side the Mulgrave Sugar Mill chimney stack.

Sugar cane in flower.

A field of sugarcane in flower and ready for harvesting.

Thanks for visiting and wishing you all a wonderful week.


  1. Such beautiful surroundings and photos you took. You sure are having a wonderful time. Enjoy.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Fantastic photos, wonderful clouds. TYFS.
    Linby x

  3. Such pretty pics and lovely skies too. Happy hiking with your daughter, lol. Better late than never.

    I am still having problems with commenting on posts more than one.

    Thanks for not giving up on me. Let me try yet again if I can comment on another post.


  4. Fabulous photos Merry..Loz

  5. Some great photos Merry, I never fail to be amazed by Nature and especially skies, the one at Walsh's Pyramid is awesome.

    Thanks for sharing.

    B x

  6. Brilliant pics, Merry! Does not look like winter at all! Which is good! hehe! Beautiful skies, and mountains!

  7. what amazing views and what a lovely day you both had - hope you get to climb Walsh's Pyramid soon - best wishes Lesley x


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