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Queensland trip - Part 1

Not quite a camping or cruising trip, but we managed to get a flight out of WA to visit the relatives in Queensland. The Sunshine Coast to be precise.
There is Deb's Mum & Dad, Mary & Basil (who live in Sippy Downs, QLD) Caroline Deb's older Sister ( currently residing in New Zealand). Maxine & Neil Deb's younger Sister & hubby who live on the Sunshine Coast & us.

We enjoyed catching up over lunch at the Buderim Hotel with the folks, Maxine & ourselves while we waited patiently for Caroline to fly over from New Zealand that day. What a view from the hotel overlooking the sea and the mountains.

Maxine & Deb took a drive to the International airport to collect Caroline Monday night. Caroline & Lilly (black) & Dexter (white), Maxine & Neil's two furbabies.
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We all visited Mary & Basil for morning tea. Poor Neil, he had to work.
Mary was up early & made some fruit scones for us all. We had our favourite jam of all time as kids, Rosella Jam, made with love by our Mum. Thanks Mum, it was delicious.
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We could not help ourselves, Caravaning had to be included in our trip so we took a drive to Coolum to have a look through the Zone RV factory. A well oiled ship with interesting & unique contruction methods.
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Visit to Eumundi Markets Wednesday morning. Here are Deb's Sisters.
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After a couple of hours Ian & I headed North to Agnes Water. We had to cross a few creeks and rivers, and drive past some cane fields.IMG_20210421_151933296_HDR.jpgIMG_20210421_152559499.jpg

We stayed at the Seashells Motel & Resort. On our journey we crossed a few rivers & sugar cane fields & lots of QLD farm houses.
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Thursday we took a drive around the twin town sites. Agnes Water & Seventeen Seventy. We found a fruit liquor distillery called 1770 Distillery. The fruits in the bottle are all pure fruit, no concentrate, colourings. Yes Deborah bought a Strawberry liquor.
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As Ian's want, he found a library near the Information Centre ofcourse.
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We visited The Captain Cook Monument site of Cooks first landing in QLD. The walk beside it is home to the Migratory Blue Tiger Butterfly. We were fortunate on our walk to see these beautiful tiny quick moving Butterfies.
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Back at Agnes Water we found "workers campground" the apparently free camping area Closed.
Back to our lovely apartment to have a quick dip in the pool.
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Happy Hour then commenced on the balcony.
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Our drive Friday commences at Agnes Water through Bundaberg and leisurely through to Maxine & Neil's later in the day.

Posted by iandeborah 23:30

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Looks fabulous. What a great time you must be having with your family.Enjoy.

by Mel C

Thanks for the update. So happy that you are getting to catch up with family. Looks like you are getting around and seeing and enjoying the sites.

by Sally

So lovely for you to catch up with Mum and Dad and sisters.
Great pictures of your travels.
Perth and Peel region are in lockdown for three days as of tomorrow- glad you're not due to com re home.

by Wendy

Precious family time and wonderful to see the foot is doing so fabulously.
Love Agnes Waters but is a trek to get there.
Any bargains at the Markets?
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by Rose

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