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The view from my "office"

Captain Halliday

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A terrific day for catching some sun.

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Or a relaxing swim.

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Light winds suitable for a leisurely sail.

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Or taking your dog to the off-leash beach.

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But I was just a spectator as the best office of all took to the air.

VH-BLA for the spotters.;)

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Main Beach, Queensland.
 

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My office today was day 3 of our Rona Road Trip.

First stop, Hinze Dam.

View from the visitor centre from the west of the dam wall.

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You’re free to walk across. So we did.

Looks much the same from the east.:D

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One for the engineers and mega-structure enthusiasts:;)

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Then it was off to Purling Brook Falls.

I imagine it would be spectacular after a good drop of rain.

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From top to bottom, 106 metres.

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You can hike to the bottom where there is a viewing platform and picnic area. It’s a two hour round-trip over tough terrain.

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As readers of my trip reports will have guessed, Mrs H used her “dodgy knee veto” to kill off my hiking ambitions.:(
 

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My office today was day 3 of our Rona Road Trip.

First stop, Hinze Dam.

View from the visitor centre from the west of the dam wall.

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You’re free to walk across. So we did.

Looks much the same from the east.:D

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One for the engineers and mega-structure enthusiasts:;)

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Then it was off to Purling Brook Falls.

I imagine it would be spectacular after a good drop of rain.

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From top to bottom, 106 metres.

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You can hike to the bottom where there is a viewing platform and picnic area. It’s a two hour round-trip over tough terrain.

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As readers of my trip reports will have guessed, Mrs H used her “dodgy knee veto” to kill off my hiking ambitions.:(
I was just about to ask how is Mrs H's knee - you know you could have gone down by yourself and she could have waited in a bar 🤦‍♀️
 

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The Rona Road trip continues through Springbrook National Park.

The waterfall at Natural Bridge was flowing faster than Purling Brook.

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The water has eroded a hole in the rock and falls through to a cave below - creating the Natural Bridge.



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There’s also glow worms in the cave but they can’t be seen during daylight hours.

While in the cave we did see a few small bats.

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We had lunch at a nearby picnic area where were were joined by another couple.

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A Rose by any other name is still a Rosé. :cool:
They don't put it in the Rose section but closer to the Pinot Noir. But it is a wonderful glass. I used to imbibe at the upmarket Feathers at Burnside but they ran out a few months ago and so was surprised to see it is available at Henley Beach in a much less glamorous setting but the view to die for. And about $4 a glass cheaper. Happy camper.
 

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With the Queensland borders now open to all states except Victoria and school holidays continuing for some, I though finding a place to park at the beach would be difficult.

Turns out there was heaps of space at Main Beach and you could park anywhere:

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Forecast seems to be pretty accurate for us so far (Port Macquarie)-like the rest of NSW coast from about Port Macquarie & down. Currently 11.8c but feels like 5.4c with 33km/h westerlies. Spotted whales from the balcony the other day but not even a clear line of the ocean today

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