Beach hopping with Margaret

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Pt Cartwright lighthouse

For any of you that follow my blogs, you may remember meeting Margaret late last year when she came for a visit to Tassie. Margaret is one of my family’s dearest friends and I was very much looking forward to catching up with Margaret again on this visit.

 

Margaret had a day planned for us today that included eating, chatting and sightseeing. What more could a girl want? Oh, yes, there was even time for a spot of shopping.

 

 We started out with brunch in a cafe across from the beach in Cotton Tree, I’ll try to remember the name of it for you, but as I was too engrossed in the chatting part of our day to even remember taking a note of the name of the restaurant, there will not be a review to follow. However, I will say it was a wonderful place for brunch, Margaret and I both had eggs of some description with coffee, and we both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We sat on the deck soaking up the atmosphere and sunshine having a wonderful time.

 

The next part of our day was the sightseeing. Margaret first drove us to the lighthouse at Pt Cartwright. A little piece of information about this modern lighthouse, it is white except when it catches the last rays of the setting sun, which gives it a gorgeous orange glow. I missed seeing the lighthouse at sunset, but it doesn’t matter what the time of day is, the views from Point Cartwright are stunning, and it is a very interesting lighthouse.

 

Dicky Beach was the next pit stop on our little beach hop. The beach got its name from the “S.S. Dicky”, shipwrecked on the beach in 1893, carrying 11 crew and 40 tonnes of sand, the attempts to refloat the ship were unsuccessful. I’m still trying to figure out why there was 40 tonnes of sand on a ship sailing off the east coast of Australia.

 

After a little bit more sightseeing and beach hopping, Margaret and I headed to the Mooloolaba surf club for afternoon tea. I have been to the Mooloolaba surf club for dinner and drinks before, but this was the first time for afternoon tea. Margaret has often come here with her girlfriends to enjoy the afternoon with great views some nice food and a glass of vino. At a cost of $20 for two people, the afternoon tea is extremely good value for money, and it included a glass of bubbles if you would prefer that to coffee or tea. Of course I chose the bubbles.

Sunflower300 says:
Hey Margaret, they have changed the location of the Sunshine Coast. It is no longer in the centre of Australia, Yippee.
Posted on: Nov 04, 2008
margmack says:
I wish they would place the sunhine coast in the right place. In my blog map it seems my home town starting point is in the middle of the ocean!
Posted on: Nov 01, 2008
Sweetski says:
Good choice, going for the bubbles instead of the coffee :)
Posted on: Oct 18, 2008
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Pt Cartwright lighthouse
Pt Cartwright lighthouse
Pt Cartwright
Pt Cartwright
Pt Cartwright
Pt Cartwright
Pt Cartwright
Pt Cartwright
Looking towards the Glasshouse Mou…
Looking towards the Glasshouse Mo…
Sunflower at Pt Cartwright
Sunflower at Pt Cartwright
Just hanging around
Just hanging around
Margaret and Sunflower enjoying th…
Margaret and Sunflower enjoying t…
A gorgeous Sunshine Coast beach
A gorgeous Sunshine Coast beach
A gorgeous Sunshine Coast beach
A gorgeous Sunshine Coast beach
A gorgeous Sunshine Coast beach
A gorgeous Sunshine Coast beach
Pt Cartwright
Pt Cartwright
Getting ready to hit the road again
Getting ready to hit the road again
The Pandanas tree. We drove past a…
The Pandanas tree. We drove past …
The Pandanas tree. We drove past a…
The Pandanas tree. We drove past …
The Pandanas tree. We drove past a…
The Pandanas tree. We drove past …
Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast
Dicky Beach
Dicky Beach
Dicky Beach
Dicky Beach
Bike rack at Dicky Beach
Bike rack at Dicky Beach
On the road again
On the road again
Kings Beach
Kings Beach
Kings Beach
Kings Beach
Kings Beach with the lighthouse in…
Kings Beach with the lighthouse i…
Afternoon tea; round one.
Afternoon tea; round one.
Afternoon tea; round two.
Afternoon tea; round two.
Afternoon tea; round three.
Afternoon tea; round three.
Mooloolaba Beach from the window o…
Mooloolaba Beach from the window …
Mooloolaba Beach from the window o…
Mooloolaba Beach from the window …
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