Noosa Diaries: day 2 Hastings Street. The pug gets the day on light duties.

 

 

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It’s been raining so not risking getting caught in it so we’ve driven the few hundred metres down the hill. I couldn’t bear to leave the Pug in the garage. She performed faultlessly today but what can go wrong going downhill for 2 minutes.

Weather still gloomy so walk along the beach. Went to the mouth of the Noosa River and stood on the rock wall. Current very fast with water from the floods. Brown muck floating into Laguna Bay. Sent Matt to investigate.  Matt paddled out on some kind of water contraption. I don’t do water contraptions. He reported it is “brown muck” and that he thoroughly enjoyed his paddle about in Laguna bay. Bugger all good that did!

The beach has some sand this year. The last few years the sand has been missing. Walk off the edge of the boardwalk and you’d fall flat on your face a few metres below. Not only that the strip of sand was only a few metres wide. My memories of Noosa as a kid have huge sand dunes rising behind the surf club. The idiots changed the mouth of the river and would you believe it the first cyclone saw the beach vanish almost over night. Serves them right.

You can see in the pics from the Surf Club that the beach stair railings continue into the sand as if descending into a ghostly basement. This is the result of the sand pumping the council has to do to ensure the loss doesn’t result in the same decline seen on the rest of the Sunshine Coast.

We had a slap-up lunch at the Noosa Surf Club. I LOVE a life saver or 4. The club has had a bucket of money spent on it and looks great. It’s position looking over the main beach can’t be bettered anywhere on the strip.

We drove the few k’s to the Noosa National Park entrance. No parking, so back to our digs for drinkies, pool, spa, sauna and steam room. See pictures.

NOTE TO SELF: don’t use the spa if a half a dozen hot euro-trash tourists have have been sitting in it for 4 hours the night before, use one of the other two spas.

Re our resort, like the rest of the Sunshine Coast, is a but down at heal. It’s clean but the restaurant and pool bar have been closed for 3 years despite being on the list of resort highlights. The “Poo Depth” sign an obvious sign of neglect. The gardens are live in but could do with a thorough seeing to

I discovered the 508 applies the parking brake if you forget. It’s electric just like the windows, seats and steering. It also releases itself if you forget. Since this is the leather seat model, I was expecting a reversing camera since we are in the premium range but only sensors have been provided. Hey ho. The electric steering is still a bit on the light side but I I’m getting used to it. The ride, though not Peugeot of the old days, is pretty damned fabulous. I can imagine putting matt’s sports gear in the back.

Keeping this entry brief as there is drinking to be done. Enjoy the pics.

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