Friday, July 8, 2011

our favorite place.

Cooloola National Park, Double Island Point, and Rainbow Beach... PARADISE!!!  For all of our American friends and family out there, if you ever come and visit I can promise we will take you here- some of you know from experience! This beach is unlike anything we have in the US.  It is about an hour north of where we live on the Sunshine Coast and goes for miles and miles.  If we were to ever move within Australia, the Sunshine Coast would be our first pick. 


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Back in January a few of us decided we would make an effort to get to Rainbow Beach at least once every month. These pictures are from our winter beach trip in June with Mark, Alyson, Nerissa, Byron, Max and I.


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Mark bought this Jeep about two weeks ago from our good friend Alyson.  He was so, so excited to take it four wheel driving at the beach for the first time.


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This is a car we found on the beach.  
It looks like it may have caught on fire, so naturally Max and Byron were very interested.


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Mark is smiling now, but look below to see what happened next...


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This isn't looking good Mark!


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The jeep's first trip to the beach and Mark gets it BOGGED! haha

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Everyone makes fun of our little girly four wheel drive, 
but look who came to the rescue when the big bad jeep got bogged :)


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Alyson owned this jeep for over 8 years and never took it to the beach.  Mark had the car for about two weeks before we made this trip.  Of course,  now that Alyson doesn't OWN the jeep, it was her turn to take it for a drive up the beach.  These are pictures of Mark teaching Alyson how to do donuts.  She LOVED it!


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Look at the smile on her face :) 
I think this is when she was telling us how she wished she had done this years ago.


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And now for my very favorite part of the beach, Double Island Point!  
Isn't the entrance surreal?!?


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Mark, Byron, Max and Alyson


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This is where we usually come to surf but it is winter still 
and we don't like cold water (who does?) plus there were no waves!


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Byron showing off some of his skills.

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Practicing some portrait shots... 
not really sure what I am doing yet :)


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A picture of the picture-taker


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Driving down the beach watching the sun set over the water.  
It was an amazing day at our favorite place!!


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2 comments:

  1. We loved this place too. Thanks for taking us there, once in person and now again via your fantastic photos! Great job sharing with all of the things that are important to you.

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  2. This brings back so many amazing memories! Wish I was there with you, and SOMEDAY hope to come back. I miss you, mates!

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