The Buster Days. There was a reason why he appreared into my life at that time. He followed me everywhere and so closely that when I stopped he would bump into me. I believe that he had a need to help me.
This 55kg (121lbs) Rottie/Mastiff cross rescue dog was once asked by his Vet. ‘Why does your normally black nose have shades of brown Buster?’
Living in Australia gives you the fortunate opportunity to visit Vanuatu South Pacific Islands. From Brisbane they’re just a quick 2 hour flight and although slightly North West of Fiji their culture and geographical landscape are quite different.
These islands are perfect for a quick weekend away! Lying under a palm tree sipping on a Coconut Daiquiri while watching the Pacific Ocean lap the beach and coastline is a favourite past time. How good is that?
Fortunately, living in Australia opens the opportunity to enjoy a South Pacific Island Getaway for a quick few days. This is because these islands are only a couple of hours away by plane for those who live in SE Queensland.
New Caledonia is the closest with Vanuatu next and then Fiji only taking a maximum of three and a half hours but these island nations are just a ‘drop in the ocean’ (pardon the pun😊) as there are hundreds more to explore!
The reason why the Northern NSW coast and beaches are at the ‘Top’ is because the natural settings is still paramount to the locals so the communities work to maintain a more personal low key feel but retaining all of the modern comforts.
This region laid quiet until about the 1990’s but is now definitely buzzing. From the Queensland border south to Pottsville, this area offers so much variety in things to do and places to see such as vast pristine beaches, the natural coastline and countryside.
You’ll also enjoy the smaller boutique style accommodation plus the choices range from camping to self contained cabins to apartments and there are plenty of dining options at popular trendy cafes.
You could go back at least a dozen times and experience accommodation and cuisine that is unique.
Imagine yourself where there’s warm sun, white sand and blue water.
It’s the easy life
This island holiday destination is situated between the world renown Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast but it’s a bit different. Well actually, chalk and cheese really but social clubs and people like you and me make their way to Bribie Island Queensland in droves.
It’s the easy life that can’t be kept a secret any longer and this is the case on both the surf side and calm side.
This little creek may have a strange name but it’s definitely a draw card for the community.
The beach holiday haven of Pottsville is a small town community that’s about 30km (19miles) from the NSW northern border and is located on the northern side of Mooball Creek. A strange name but it’s definitely a draw card for all holiday makers.
The coastline here is a vast uninhabited stretch of white sand and surf that offers multiple photo opportunities to the budding photographer. The Surf Life Savers patrol the beach in two locations and do a wonderful job of keeping swimmers safe and so a very good reason to call it a beach holiday haven.
But, their work is seasonal so care needs to be taken and especially when the beach is deserted.
Pottsville offers a low-key style of holiday, and the recreational area around Mooball Creek is an excellent place to enjoy swimming, fishing and most importantly, it’s perfect for the novice kayakers: Us!! 😊
The Mt Warning hike is a must do they said. It’s a ‘Tick Off the Bucket List’ they said.
I should’ve paid more attention to the actual name and taken it literally because the Mt Warning hike is no ‘walk on the park’!
This silent craggy peak, which is near the border of Queensland, stands proudly as a sentinel for the region and can be seen from the Pacific Ocean. The mountain is a sacred place for the Bundjalung People who have been the guardians for thousands of years and both travellers and locals have admired it for decades.
What we see today is the remaining core of a volcano that blew 23 million years ago. It left a caldera which is now a fertile rich valley that spans across some 40 odd kilometres (25miles) to the coast so one of the reasons why people take the Mt Warning hike is to get a full view of the Tweed Valley (the caldera).
Sunflowers Are More Than Just a Pretty Face and a day trip to the Best Sunflower Field Offers so Many Benefits.
There is something special about the humble sunflower as it seems to have a unique ability to make a sad person smile so why not add a little sunshine to a friend’s, or your life with some natural therapy and buy a couple of sunflowers or better still, track down the best Sunflower field closest to you. It’s bound to convert sadness into a smile plus it offers so many benefits.