Touched down at Gold Coast Airport, Queensland 15:30 pm after an uneventful flight from Sydney. Wow! the heat hits you as soon as one went through the aircraft doors, C37! Made it through to the taxi way after picking up luggage and waited for our son in law to pick up….and waited….and waited. Through some confusion and no phone connected, it transpired that he was waiting in the car park.

Got down into Coomera and settled in at number 1 daughters where we met our “new addition” to the family.

Amelie

Amelie

She is just exquisite.

Gold Coast, just south of Brisbane is a surfers paradise….so much so that they named it “Surfers Paradise” The town is fairly “newish” having sprung up for a holiday destination with guaranteed sunshine for the Sydney population. However, the town lacks a “centre” of any substance and it seems to be populated with large hotels, guest houses, restaurants, some shops and little else!

Gold Coast

Gold Coast

The beaches are “to die for.” Mile after mile of beautiful golden sand beaches in pristine condition with balmy water lapping at it’s edge.

Coomera is a “satelite” residential development about 40 minutes drive from Gold Coast. It is well served by great infra structure including Public Library, swimming baths, exercise areas and woodland walks. However, having a car is “de rigeur” as public transport is thin on the ground.

Will be heading out from Brisbane International airport on the 01.03.17 to LAX, Atlanta and back to “sunny” Manchester for the 03.03.17.

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