Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Town of 1770



This is where I am! 

 Just grabbed a coffee on the beach at 1770 a very gorgeous coastal beach at the bottom of the Great Barrier Reef- gosh it was good!.

We are sheltering from those very nasty Southerly winds and huge low that seems to be forming. We just have to wait for the Northerlies to come in then then we will begin another leg of bringing 'her' home.

Had some very bad weather up here so we are taking things slowly and making sure the weather is right before venturing out. I really am not a mad keen fan of rolling around in a yacht with 35- 40 knot winds that have been descending on us without warning.

Hubby is an avid sailor and keeps up-to-date on all weather reports so I feel safe with him. The weather has gone mad and not only on the seas, flooding here up North and heavy rains elsewhere. Not to mention the freezing conditions in Europe and the US.

For us now, we are enjoying being tucked away in this magic place with flat calm water.



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11 comments:

Christine said...

Oh Pam that looks like a magical place to be! What a view! Sounds like you are enjoying your adventure, glad to hear you are taking it easy though and staying safe! Keep us updated on your travels!!

Take care,

Christine x

Paper Tree Design said...

I know exactly where you are as we lived in Gladstone for a couple of years because of my husbands work. 1770 is gorgeous! Are they still making the caravan park into an apartment complex?
Sailing sounds so wonderful - except for the nasty rolling wind part - I wish calm seas for you! Enjoy your trip. Michelle

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Gosh! and there was i envying you your gorgeous location, while I sit here shivering in temperatures several degrees below freezing...think I prefer even this to those rough seas though...Good luck with the rest of your journey.

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi Pam....looks like a lovely little "possie" to have a good coffee..

take care with the sailing (i would be scared stiff)~~

xx andrea

Jenny said...

It looks perfect Pam, enjoy it. The weather here in Brissy is horrible. ;-)

Life in the Country Lane said...

HI Pam
I have stayed there - its beautiful. I used to live in Central Queensland, and visited there and Agnes Waters frequently.
Enjoy and have a great week.
(love your tree)
Rebecca x

delia hornbook said...

Pam it looks like a beautiful spot to a coffee and take stock. Goodness i wouldn't like to be on the sea with winds like that either. Yes here in England it is beyond freezing i have never known it to be so cold. Have a safe journey. Dee x

Karen said...

Love an adventure am soooo jealous x

La Dolce Vita said...

yes freezing over here is right and I hear the rain is terrible. am hoping all my friends are well. I take it that 1770 is a restaurant? looks yummy and what a view! xx's

Michaja said...

I wish I was there!!!
Enjoy it looks amazing.
xxx
Michaja

Olive and Esther said...

Hi Pam
We have camped numerous times in the campground down the road from where you are sitting there enjoying your coffee. It is a special place. Your journey looks wonderful. Megan