Monday, December 30, 2013

More storms at Cotton Tree

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Sunday night and another light show.  During the storm two men, staying in the Cotton Tree caravan park, were taken by ambulance to Nambour hospital with heart related issues.  Hope my Dora was OK out at Diddillibah.

Saturday, December 21, 2013


Cotton Tree

I finally bought a Stand Up Paddle board.  I went to Ocean Addicts and they told me about an inflatable model that comes with a bag and pump and you can carry on your back, ideal to fit into Dora's bins.  Went on line and checked that it was for real and then got my very own.  I love it.  It takes about 10~15 mins to inflate but went really firm and rigid and rides the water really well.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mt Coolum

Cotton Tree
Climbed Mt Coolum with Robyn early on Monday morning whilst a steady breeze kept the temperature down.  It was just another climb for me but for Robyn it was her first time and she was a bit tentative going up but not so on the way down.  We maintained a steady pace with just a stop or two for a breather reaching the top in 20 mins, not bad for a first time.  Should be the first of many climbs.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Cotton Tree - Pelicans

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Piss off Mac no space here!
Time for a snooze

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Our jetty is a favorite snoozing spot after a busy night of fishing but landing space can be at a premium.  Another fantastic weather day at Cotton Tree its the start of the school holidays and things are ramping up..

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Storm Season on the Sunshine Coast

Cotton Tree
After the damage to my motorhome I am more aware of storms and the warnings given by BOM.  But there is little I can do about them other than take a photo or two.  I took this snap about an hour after the storm passed over having dropped lots of rain.  Could be a large canvas print on my lounge room wall?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Dora and the Hail Storm

Cotton Tree
Mid November a hail storm struck Cotton Tree as you can see it trashed the awning but worse it trashed the roof with water cascading inside via the air conditioning outlets. The hail was as big as cricket balls.  Had a lot of trouble finding a repairer prepared to quote the job.  Eventually with the help of Chook and Deb got a mob who will replace the fibreglass lining with a rubber membrane also replacing the hatches and awning.