Monday, April 12, 2010

Beach holiday

Work took me to Queensland's Sunshine Coast for a few days so I squeezed B and the boys in my bag and we added on a few more days of R&R in Noosa. We had a wonderful time- highlights included the beach and pool, Eumundi Markets, the Ginger Factory (a boat ride, a train ride, icecream and gingerbread man souvenirs: who can complain?), riding the Noosa Ferry and ascending Mt Tinbeerwah to look over the Noosa River and hinterland ("climbing" is a bit of an exaggeration for the degree of difficulty for the adults, but as I said before, it was Big Bro's first unassisted mountain ascent).

Food-wise, Noosa certainly isn't home to obvious bargains, especially with the near-universal 15% holiday surcharge over Easter, but our favourite meal was at Trios at the Noosa Marina (floor to ceiling glass and no balcony combined with a late lunch meant Little Bro could cruise in the vicinity of our table without risk of a watery plunge... and a good view of the boats). An honourable mention goes to Rasa in Noosaville for the best children's menu item, a delicious chicken noodle stirfry.

Eight days away didn't feel like long (and wasn't) but in that time the garden had a few developmental leaps- infantile capsicums, tomatoes at the end of their season, yet more parsley, and a few too many weeds. The holiday is certainly over!


Ponderings said...

V - Noosa is certainly a gorgeous place to visit, but we made the mistake of heading there in the January school hols and it was PACKED - the beaches, the restaurants, everywhere. So much so that the kids found it quite intimidating being out and we ended up staying at the rental house for most of the hols! But we did say we'd go back there for a kid-free sojourn someday, when we can truly enjoy the restaurants, shopping, galleries and lazy days reading on the beach!
P.S. Bistro C has great (but not cheap) food and they're very good to kids!

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