Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Plenty to see here!

The great thing about competing in the Half Ironman Triathlon, is that you get to see two kilometres of ocean, ninety kilometres of road as you cycle by, and twenty-one kilometres of jogging track.

Apart from that, well I just don't understand why so many people get up so early to make themselves hurt so badly!

© Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Your dreams... our town.

To be fair, there are many things that Council (or someone) does get right.  Hosting an event for several thousand competitors, or several events as it does through the year is one of those things.

A few weeks ago it was the turn of the international Ironman Triathlon.


Monday, 5 October 2015

Tourism - Mooloolaba

This subject of photograph is wrong at so many levels I don't know where to start.

The building behind the fence is Mooloolaba's tourist information office.  The barricades are there because there is a monster event underway.  Presumably none of the crowds that the several thousand competitors brought with them will require tourist information today.

Perhaps the notices on the shutters tell us where to go, but since they are the other side of the fence we still can't find out.

The fundamental question remains though:  Does this building meet anyone's expectation of a tourist information centre in a town which derives its income from tourism.

Some things could possibly be done better!

© Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Small crops, small mountains.

There is still plenty of space within our "city" limits to allow small crop farming.  It can only reinforce what a strange, possibly unique local authority area we live in.   

There are no prizes for guessing why this particular district is called Glass House Mountains though.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Close up

As if to reinforce yesterday's post, a close-up of a pineapple ripening.

Glass House Mountains.

Friday, 2 October 2015


For reasons that can only be imagined, when we think of pineapples growing we think of green plants and bright yellow fruit, but being a form of bromeliad, they can paint a very different picture in real life.

Glass House Mountains

Thursday, 1 October 2015


I don't know what the collective noun for shelters is, but here we have a plethora of them here.

As I have often reminded anyone who cares to be reminded, we spend a good deal of our time outdoors hiding from the sun, so it stands to reason that even quite early in the morning the shelters are being put to good use.     Don't be fooled by the clear blue sky though, for the last two days in a row it's quickly turned steel grey as thunderstorms have rolled over late in the afternoon.   When they come, they bring heavy rain and wind, and the picnic shelters don't provide any shelter at all!

Today is theme day in the City Daily Photo Community and the theme is "Shelter".   You can see more photos on this theme at this link.

© Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia