On Sunday, Mr FD and I drove to the Sunshine Coast, because the for the last couple of weeks I had been experiencing a very strong desire to see the ocean. It was almost as though my soul, or my spirit, needed to see and hear and feel the ocean to survive.
So we drove up through the Brisbane Valley to the Sunshine Coast. We got to have our usual chuckle over some of the place names.
One can only wonder about the story behind the name!
We found our way to Mudjimba Beach, where neither Mr FD or I had ever been. Mudjimba is named from an Aboriginal word meaning “a small bush with sweet white green-spotted berries” and it is a delightful beach, perfect for rambling and renewing one’s spirit.
There was a lovely picnic area right next to the road
and down to the beach we went
The tiny island is called Old Lady Island and we are still wondering why!
I waded in the cool waves
and watched the passing parade
Mr FD rescued a cicada by putting it back on its feet
Mudjimba Beach, Queensland, Australia.
Mudjimba Beach, Queensland, Australia 2010
Always swim between the flags on a patrolled beach
beach houses Mudjimba Beach, Queensland, Australia
refugee from America's Thanksgiving dinner table?
Time for refreshment before driving home
Tapas platter for two
a perfect afternoon on Mudjimba Beach