Tag Archives: Caloundra

Dim sum for breakfast

The plane arrived in a hot and humid Brisbane bang on time, following a delightful Chinese breakfast. Sadly I had to say goodbye to my very comfortable seat/bed and make my way through security and customs. It never ceases to … Continue reading

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Treaty

I’ve found the ideal time to come to the Sunshine Coast. The beginning of winter. It’s lovely. The sun shines, the sky is radiant blue and the temperature is bearable. Certainly works for me. I’m guessing it’s not normal. Today … Continue reading

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German sausage

60 years ago today, Lizzie 2 was coronated. Not much else happened, apparently. Except for the birth of Craig Stadler in San Diego California. He won the PGA golfer Masters in 1982. I guess his mother didn’t get to see … Continue reading

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Q-Day

I left NSW behind today and went north, to Caloundra. Mirinda, Bob and Fiona dropped me at Hornsby station (after which they continued on to Budgewoi) and I managed to hop on a fast, and very comfortable, train to Central. … Continue reading

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Inside out, outside in

Back in 1799, the explorer Matthew Flinders was happily sailing along the Queensland coast when he had a problem with his sloop, the Norfolk. He pulled into a handy inlet, weighed anchor and rang for roadside assistance. Work on repairs … Continue reading

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Mind the rocks, Captain!

Today I popped up the road to check out the oldest building in Caloundra. It was built in 1896 and, as I mentioned yesterday, was erected on land donated for the purpose by Robert Bulcock. Yes, of course, it’s the … Continue reading

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To market, to market

In 1855, a chap called Robert Bulcock arrived in Queensland from Lancashire. He arrived as a farmer but this was not to be his profession for very long. He wanted to get into politics, to change the way Queensland was … Continue reading

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Melting point

Needless to say, I slept like a log last night. I knew nothing after hitting the pillow. It has to be one of the best sleeps ever. It’ll be worth catching the planes back just for the night of sleep … Continue reading

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The old home town

As the plane flew low over the water, heading into Sydney airport, it all felt very familiar. Similarly the trip from the airport to Dural traversed many of the streets and passed by many of the places, I knew for … Continue reading

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