Jun 29, 2016
Had a few days at Broadbeach including work.
Cold, sunny, rain, windy, hot out of the wind when the sun was out!
Lots of construction work going on to prep for the 2018 commonwealth games, impressive.
Highlights for me were walking on the beach, family time, my little mate J, a lovely apartment in Synergy, shopping at the new Pacific Fair (did I say that shopping word?) and shooting live rounds with a bloody powerful 44 magnum pistol.
Lowlights were Jupiters Casino where we were asked to leave because kids are not allowed in the bar there after 6. So we left (4 adults) and there was no one left! But more than that the place is dead as far as non gambling entertainment is concerned. A big contrast to times past.
Next lowlight was loosing my iPad but some honest person handed it in. So really thats a highlight.
Biggest bummer was catching a virus and three of us got sick and are still sick.
Oh and we got the work done as well.
Ok so here are a few photos from my iPhone.
Looking down on Broadbeach area from 21 stories up
Early morning walking to Surfers
Our view toward NZ. We could see the sea...just....
Looking north toward Surfers from the room
Stunning new buildings at Surfers
On the Carousel with J. A bad selfy
It's like Miami
Jun 21, 2016
A couple of art deco buildings at the back on my hotel. This is one of the few spots in the US where a hell of a lot is going on day AND night but its got this relaxed almost friendly atmosphere and the buildings are somethings else. Great street music and eating out is what you do. It's warm year round.
Lovely white sand beaches. I might dig out some more of these shots.
On the street
Meanwhile at the Miami Boat Show. My Italian buddy, Luca, with a couple of 'friends'...
Jun 20, 2016
If you have flown high over North America this will be familiar (if you had a window seat)
You feel like you are in space. Most of the landscape between California and the East coast looks like desert with the occasional farmed and obviously irrigated splashes of land like in this shot.
Coming into Florida
Heavily populated areas surrounded by water (and no doubt all sorts of animals hungry for a taste of human...)