Goodbye Dicky Beach

The surf provided Dean with entertainment, the beach provided me with a great place to walk, the surf club provided us with a great place to eat, the warmth we experienced was incredible (considering it is supposed to be winter) . . . but . . . and it has to be said, at times the wind was a little scary and more than once the rain was relentless.

The sunrises were amazing.

Sunrise, Dicky Beach

The sunsets equally so.

Sunset, Dicky Beach

(And I couldn’t photograph either of them enough.)

It’s hard to believe we camped at Dicky Beach for almost five weeks, although we had an ulterior motive for doing so – finding a new home – and we’ve done that now.

We’ve secured a block of land and are at the stage of finalising the house plans and securing a contract with a builder.  What an exhausting process that is, but hopefully (and yes my fingers are crossed) come mid-December we’ll be making our final payment in exchange for the keys to the front door.

Now though the time has come to say: “Goodbye Dicky Beach – Hello Brisbane!”


Thoughts on Location No 108

Dicky Beach, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

We’re no strangers to Dicky Beach, and no strangers to the caravan park there.  Just a few steps away from the sand, the park itself is very popular and we’ve been there many, many times over the last 20 (or more) years.

It used to be our favourite caravan park, but after all the other parks we’ve stayed in over last 20 months, sadly it wouldn’t even rate a mention on what I would consider our Top 10 Caravan Parks.  Run by the local council, I certainly think they could learn a lot from privately owned parks.

But we enjoyed our stay, accomplished what we’d set out to do once we arrived, and yesterday we said goodbye and drove down the highway to our daughters’ place on the north side of Brisbane.

For the next five weeks, we plan to have a wonderful time catching up with family and friends.  After that, it’s back up to the north coast to do some more house sitting while we wait for our new home to be built.

11 Comments

  1. So glad you have found your home though I don’t envy the journey to that destination, I am sure we would have divorced if we had had to build so good luck there…..will we see you at Bunya soon…love to you both..Sue

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  2. Have loved your photos of the sunrises and sunsets. So pleased that all is on track for your settling on the coast. All the best with your plans.

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  3. Wow and wow again… Those sunsets are spectacular!
    Congratulations on starting the house building process.
    I have been absent as we are renovating our LakeHouse inside and out. We have escaped the heat of Arizona and are in Pennsylvania for the summer. Loving it one nail at a time! Ha ha ha !

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    1. Those sunsets were incredible and the sunrises breathtaking. I already miss walking along the beach, but I also love being in Brisbane with our eldest daughter. Have fun renovating.

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