Brisbane has been suffering from heavy rain lately… even the Brisbane river is brown in colour now.. sad sad stuff… so going to the Sunshine Coast when the rain was at it’s worst didn’t seem right a bright idea… so pray it didn’t rain during our time there we did. With that we now know why the Sunshine Coast was given such a lovely name…
It only rained late at night when we were there and another time when we were leaving.. which is just in time cause we were alreayd leaving.. nyahaha.. but then again we got caught in a jam in the city and it was raining hail! GASP!! yes.. hail! and we were in a rented car.. and most of us freaked out… “what if the windshield breaks?” “I’ve never experienced hail before.” “Does god really want me to start a blog now?”.. Anyway the hail was only for awhile.. thankfully the rented car was ok…
Anyway… let’s begin the Sunshine Coast review… hehehe
First up! Eumundi Market.
It’s a huge market a a fairly small town I think.. Very quaint town but lots of interesting stuff at the market. Pretty pricey though… So we didn’t buy anything at the market.. just hung around and checked out some pretty interesting t-shirts heheh… like a T-shirt for a child that says “HELP! these people are not my parents!”. Nyahahaha…. Oh btw… when we were on our way to collect the car.. I realised I didn’t get my camera.. 😦 sob sob… irregardless! I’LL BE BACK!
After Eumundi, we went to Noosa Heads to check out the National park and the beaches… we took the Coastal Walk at the Noosa National Park, from there we could get a scenic view of the sea and the beaches….
One of the "beaches" along Noosa National Park
Doesn’t look Hell-ish from the picture because if one were to take from another angle.. one might tip over and thus end up in *GASP!* HELL!
After that we went to check out the beaches at Noosa… one beach was non existent that day cause the water level was too high… 😦 after that we went to the Laguna Lookout that lets us view Noosa!
The view of Noosa from the Laguna Lookout
The day was soon getting dark.. so we checked in at our accomodation, rested awhile, grabbed our dinner and checked out the new Bond flick… “Quantum of Solace”, I think the first movie staring Daniel Craig as Bond is better… I felt this one lacked depth in it’s story… Just vengeance and vengeance and well.. more vengeance. Probabaly the bad guy didn’t seem bad enough and maybe I still feel bond is still too rugged as bond… maybe he hasn’t been refined yet.. ehehhe ok back to the main topic…
Day 2 of the trip… we woke up fairly early to another bright sunny day! Yeah! Since the Coastal Walk from the day before at the Noosa National Park was easy peasy, we were expecting SO much more, we wanted to head to Mt Coolum to check that out. Apparently the view is amazing…
Had trouble finding the entrance but we soon found it and slowly we went up…
Mt Coolum National Park Entrance
The path way had steps at the beginning then soon stones replaced the steps and soon huge slates of rock were our steps.. it was pretty steep too.. we climbed almost in the middle of the afternoon but it was really breezy so it was cool.. hehehe…
The view from the top of Mt Coolum
Frankly the picture doesn’t give it justice. It’s so much prettier than this. The blue of the sea blending in with the blue of the sky, the waves slowly lapping to the beach, the green of the trees… oh what a beautiful sight!
As we were heading down, there was a group of kids climbing up.. pretty amazing considering it was pretty steep and fairly dangerous too… there was this girl who was obviously not a very keen climber… we could hear her screaming from all the way up… she seemed very unhappy climbing the mountain… she asked one of the climbers heading down.. “Will a helicopter pick us up from the top?’ and when we assured her that the view is very ncie up there and it’s only very near… she asked “Are U’ll hot and bothered!?” frankly.. I think she was… hahahah but her tone and her face made it seem funny… it would have been irritaing if I was the one leading her up the mountain though.. LOL
After that we headed to the Strawberry fields to pick our own strawberries… sadly strawberries were alreayd out of season so no more strawberries for us.. 😦
Irregardless, who hasn’t eaten strawberries before? Even Cameron Highlands let U pick your own strawbrries… so nothing great.. hahah So we went to another beach to chill out… to King’s beach we went! It drizzled a bit after we parked and headed to the beach and all… but it went away after that until when we wanted to leave.
The waves crashing on to the rocks at King's Beach
- A picture too beautiful to not be shared
The rocks along King's Beach
What a wonderful beach… soft sand… lapping waves.. the waves here were quite big so there were quite a number of surfers.. pretty cool… Let’s move along now shall we?
Next up… The Glasshouse Mountains!
The Gallhouse Mountaisn are made up of a series of Mountains that used to be volcano plugs… after erosion and all, it became the mountains we see today. Yes! that’s what I read when I was at the lookout. The more famous ones are Beerwah, Tibrogargan, Coonoowin and “The Twins” Tunbubudla… cause there’s apparently a story behind it which I did not read… hahah Apparently Beerwah is the mothes, Tibrogargan, the father and Coonoowin and Tunbubudla the children of course!
Coonoowin, which I feel is the prettiest...
Before we left, the sky began to overcast… so when we were heading back it began to rain pretty heavily… and the Sun was still shining brightly so we saw a huge rainbow… the entire arch! After awhile or so.. we saw another rainbow next to the rainbow we just saw… sweet!
Double rainbow! The second a little faint...
That’s about it… wow I took so long to write this out… yikes! oh well.. good things have to be shared… I’ll msot probably go back there again… very lovely place…. Cheerios for now!