Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Holiday Happiness








Some of our children love playing in the ocean, others are a little more cautious! There's a patrolled beach area just 100m away from our holiday house at Mermaid Beach on Queensland's famous Gold Coast. The highrise buildings of Surfer's Paradise are just along the beach to our north.








This afternoon I watched from our front deck as the children fished and flew kites. Late in the afternoon the beach was "busy" with many people out enjoying a walk or jogging in the cool of the day. One fellow was kite surfing.






How delightful it was to take an evening stroll with my six daughters, enjoying the lights and returning just before dark. We are all loving our location, it's even better than we had hoped.

Off to bed here now, more plans for tomorrow, weather permitting.


PS I'm so grateful for internet access at our holiday house but it's very slow much of the time....




19 comments:

Jeanne said...

What a beautiful spot you are in and hope that you just have an amazing time on your family trip!

marmarel said...

Enjoy your family-trip, you took great pictures! Last weekend there was snow here in the north of the Nederlands... :-)
Greetings from Marijke

Giga said...

Cudowna plaża i piękny ocean. Wieczorny spacer zakończył się cudownym zdjęciem. Pozdrawiam.
Gorgeous beach and beautiful ocean views. Evening walk ended with a wonderful photo. Yours.

Janneke said...

Beautiful holiday pictures from the Gold coast, so nice to see the lovely sunny weather. Can imagine you are very proud and happy to have an evening walk on the beach with 6 daughters.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I think these are the best t times, time with family....so pretty too

Michelle said...

It all looks so beautiful and warm!

Cinzia said...

A very beautiful ocean views!!! And beautiful photos!
Cinzia

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I can just feel the warm air and mist on my face. You all look like you are having a good time~

flowersandhome said...

Looks like a great place for a holiday! Beautiful pictures as well! Enjoy!
Marian

TheChieftess said...

You live in a beautiful corner of the world Karen!!!

Dirk Rosin said...

kjempe flotte bilder!

Patchwork and Play said...

It must be wonderful there now that most of the school holidays crowds have gone home! Enjoy!

Erin said...

Oh beautiful!! and you must get one of the boys to take a pic of you walking with your six girls:)

Lisa Gordon said...

What a gorgeous place you are in!!
It is so picturesque.

amanda | wildly simple said...

It looks so gorgeous and WARM!
I'm swept away by your photos!

Happy holiday to you all.

Sarah Lizzie said...

How lovely that you can sit on the deck and drink in that view!!

Elise Lea said...

What a lovely place to vacation! It looks like you are all enjoying yourselves and having a nice time. I hope you get to spend a lot of time with your children before they leave for Uni.

diane b said...

It is much nicer down there than in Surfer's Paradise. Great to have a house right on the beach without having to cross a road. The kids must love it.

Liz said...

Mermaid beach is so lovely! How wonderful to be right on the beach!
We've been looking for an affordable place to stay down there.

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