Sunrise over Maroochdore Beach
On Friday 18th November we left the CP for our two day R and R to celebrate the bride's 60th birthday at Maroochydore, along with her younger sister (Coffs Harbour) and younger brother (Sydney), who organised the weekend away. The two elder brothers, couldn't make it, however we had a blast.
It was great to actually have two consecutive days off.......and the weather was just perfect for the two days.
We left the CP about midday on the Friday, and headed straight for our booked apartment. Of course our trusty GPS took us to the designated building....just love modern technology.
On our arrival we caught up with the younger brother Barry and his wife Vicky, who had the apartment next to ours. As normal the ales were consumed along with the champagne and wine and we had a lot to chat about, as we haven't seen them for two years. Later that afternoon sister Julie arrived from Coffs Harbour along with her husband Colin. So it was off to the pool area of the apartment building to consume many more beverages.
The bride rustling up some grub as she does
The two days went very quickly, as per normal. We spent a bit of time just lounging about, going for early morning beach walks......geezers I miss that ocean. Drinking and socialising was the order of the weekend. There was a surf carnival at the beach, the first in 10 years they tell me. Evidently the beach had copped a hell of a hammering of recent times with foul weather, and with that all the sand was washed away, and all there was left was coffee rock. Well mother nature did her thing and of recent times has replaced all the sand lost. It was just magic walking along the beach and going for a body surf, although to many people on the beach for my liking.....but hey.......not every body shares our love of deserted beaches and our dress mode.
Before all the clubbies arrived for the surf carnival
On the Saturday night we went out to a Moroccan restaurant, just fantastic. I was a bit apprehensive about foreign food, especially with my Dicky gut, so I kept to the most simplest dish I could find, which was just delicious. As usual the surprise presents came out and the birthday cake, and more drinkies, lots of tears!!!!!!!!!! Being the Wally that I am, I didn't take our camera, however the photies that were taken from the sisters camera, will be sent to me, so I will post them at a later date.
Before we knew it, we were in the car about 11.30am on the Sunday, arriving back at the CP around 12:15pm, then back to the grind.
Here are a few pikkies of the weekend.
Sister Julie on the left, the bride in the middle, and the sister in law Vicki on the right
The surf carnival in full swing
The pool and the tennis courts from our balcony
The terrible two
The bride in the kitchen again!!!!!
And one more photie of the Sunrise
So until next time, cheers and beers.