Weekly Photo Challenge : A Day in my Life

Don’t you just love it when you have visitors. All of a sudden you see your home turf through their eyes.

So it is this week. We have my son and partner visiting from New Zealand for a week. Kerry has never been to Australia and with only a week it will be a whirl-wind tour.

Easter Sunday dawned fine but a storm was forecast for later. To make the most of the fine weather we took an orientation drive along the beach front.



The huge swells created by Cyclone Oswald just a few weeks ago scoured all the surface sand away and washed it out to sea leaving a rather dirty looking beach. The beach was originally level with the sand dunes, but this does not stop the children enjoying a dig in the sand and swim in the ocean between the red and yellow flags.

Kids love to dig in the sand and so does Dad

Kids love to dig in the sand and so does Dad

Walking to Surfers

Walking to Surfers

Surfer’s Paradise hi-rises loom out of the mist in the distance, so it is back in the car and drive on.

But first a stop at Broadbeach to look at the shops.

One of the Hi-rise shopping centres and apartments at Broadbeach

One of the Hi-rise shopping centres and apartments at Broadbeach

Easter Sunday but most of the shops in the tourist areas are open

Easter Sunday but most of the shops in the tourist areas are open

A piano player entertains the coffee drinkers and creates a pleasant atmosphere

A piano player entertains the coffee drinkers and creates a pleasant atmosphere

Surfers Paradise is the main tourist centre of the Gold Coast and the council have poured truck loads of sand back onto this beach and it does look more inviting and this is where the crowds come. The world street entertainers are also holding competitions here and there is action and music all around this area.

At mid-day the sky starts to cloud over and then the rain starts. Most people head for the shopping centres and the streets and mall become deserted. The street entertainers lose their audience and the shop owners rub their hands in glee…

Shop till you drop

Shop till you drop

The team at WordPress have asked us to show you a day in our lives. This is not a normal day for us but we love showing the Gold Coast to our visitors.

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26 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge : A Day in my Life

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  3. What an amazing array of pictures! We certainly do live in a paradise in Australia 😀


  4. Joan and Terry Watson

    A shame the beaches were not quite up to scratch, but you make me want to go and visit Broadbeach by your photos, they are great pics, its good to have family to show our lovely area, you look as though you are doing a good job.


    • Hi to you both. Yes they had made a pretty good job with repairing Surfers beach but poor old Broadbeach sure needs some TLC


  5. Lovely photos! Ah the beach…


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  7. Gorgeous beaches, Pommepal. Your shopping opportunities looks very plentiful. How nice to have piano music at the mall. 🙂


  8. Looks like you had a very memorable day. Love to see the beauty of your home through your photos.


  9. Beautiful! Love spending a day at the beach! Very relaxing. 🙂


  10. thank you for taking us through a day in your life! it’s amazing how mother nature can gobble away the sand in one manic binge, isn’t it? even though we’re concerned about the erosion, i always love exploring the new cut-away areas to see what treasures are revealed. about five years ago in costa rica, some high tides uncovered a whale skeleton.
    enjoy your loved ones!


  11. This looks just gorgeous, especially to us in the northern hemisphere where winter does not want to pack its bags!


    • G’day and welcome, thank you for your comment. Your winter up north has been really brutal this time. I hope spring soon returns for you


  12. Sandra

    Say Hi to them from us both and have a great time together!


  13. Anonymous

    hope you are all have a fantastic time together!


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