Saturday, 19 June 2010

Currumbin - Day 1

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Our late arrival in Currumbin last night meant that we abandoned plans for any upmarket evening meal instead settling for take-away Thai from a nearby Palm Beach eatery. We were fairly certain the meal would be OK given the heavy patronage evident and so it proved. The various curry dishes were delicious.
Saturday morning was sunny and mild. Looking south from our weekend apartment The Currumbin Surf Life Saving Club is visible against the adjacent Elephant Rock. In the distance are the high rise apartments at the border towns of Coolongatta (in Queensland) and Tweed Heads (in New South Wales). The zoom image makes those towns appear closer than is the case.
Standing on Elephant Rock (our shadows visible) and looking south to Coolongatta and Tweed Heads, this time without zoom imaging.
This time looking north from Elephant Rock over the roof of the Currumbin SLSC towards the dots of high rises at Surfers Paradise in the far distance.
Inside the SLSC looking north the skyline of Surfers Paradise is visible in the distance. The tallest of the high rises is the 70 storeys Q1 building. Our weekend apartment building is the multi-storey building to the left of the beach. Photo taken at 1.33pm.
The same scene taken at 4.18pm with the sun setting behind our apartment building and the distant Surfers Paradise appearing sharper in the clearer light.
Ll took it upon herself to cook pizzas for the evening meal for the six of us, pizza bases and all. The pizzas may not have satisfied the presentation and plating standards for a 'Masterchef' but we sure enjoyed them all. This was Pizza 1.
...and Pizza 2...
...finally Pizza 3.

The evening rounded off with some imbibing, lots of chatter and laughs and an eye to the television screening the Germany v Serbia World Cup match from South Africa.


  1. OMG - this is the area where I grew up as a kid - Currumbin is SO beautiful.

    Enjoy your time there :)

  2. Damien - you are so right.