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Old 04-09-2012, 05:42 AM
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Coochiemudlo Island is a small piece of paradise that sits like a pearl in the shell of Moreton Bay. It is only 5 km in length, but 4 of those km are all beautiful soft sand beaches.. Coochiemudlo is an aboriginal name meaning red rock, or red ochre, in reference to the red cliffs on the south western side of the island. You can read a little more of the history here.

Tania, Bevan, Reece, Elise and I walked right around the Island, in a leisurely 1 hour and 40 minutes. We stopped awhiles in places to takes photos, and to play.


Walking up to the ferry on the mainland. I twas up a little that I slipped and fell. I didn't realise there were rocks under the seaweed. I made a bit of a mess of my arm, and twisted my ankle,. but I jumped up and kept walking, because I didn't want to frighten Reece anymore. He had already gone white when I fell. :-D










Looking towards North Stradbroke Island.


















Resting.

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Old 04-09-2012, 06:02 AM
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I was at Coochiemudlo last in 2007, I think it was, and there were rough gravel/metal roads everywhere. Not anymore, all the roads are either paved or asphalted






I gave Elise my old walking pole. At first she didn't want to carry it, but once I explained how to use it, she was walking along like an old pr. She loved it in the end.


This is the older end of the Island. Older homes, but all the homes we saw on our walk had beachfront exposure.


There were 43 steps down to the bushland.


It was a lovely little walk down there.


They only art we saw..


A beautiful olde Queenslander home.














There's our Ferry. Time to go home..

Thank you for looking..
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Thanks for sharing! The red-orange gums and big verandas jumped out at me, pulling the ol' heartstrings.
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Beautiful place JJ!! Thanks for taking us along!!
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Thanks JJ for all the nice photos! I enjoyed them very much
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No McDonalds? No high-rise condos?

how refreshing!

This looks such a peaceful place, glad you shared with us, esp the links.

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WOW....such tropical looking trees and scenery. What a beautiful place for a visit with the daughter and grands. I'm sorry you slipped and hurt yourself...I hope your arm heals quickly and that your twisted ankle doesn't bother you. Thank You JJ for taking the time to post this thread. I always look forward to coming along on your adventures.
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JJ, thank you for sharing these photos with us! Sorry you fell and hope that heals quickly! I am so impressed that it is kept in its natural state and hasn't been over-run with commercialism like happens in the US!
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Beautiful photos JJ, sorry to hear about your fall.
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Lovely photo excursion you showed us. I hope the fall didn't spoil things too much and hope you feel better. Thank you for showing us your pictures.
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Re: COOCHIEMUDLO ISLAND - Queensland - Australia (Photos)

I am glad you liked the photos. I am stiff this morning, but I always bounce back quickly, just in time for the next adventure.
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Re: COOCHIEMUDLO ISLAND - Queensland - Australia (Photos)

Great pics JJ - what a beautiful place. I loved the photo of the old home with the cast iron balustrading. In South Africa that kind of decorative iron work is known as "broekie-lace" (broekie being the Afrikaans term for underpants ) and in Pietermaritzburg we have many old homes sporting elaborate broekie-lace. Most are built of red brick though. It was a Victorian era thing I guess. Glad you enjoyed your trip and thanks for sharing the photos.
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Gill, a lot of the homes have that lacework here, as do some of the heritage buildings in the cities..
In Sydney there a re terrace houses with it, they are gorgeous!
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JJ, wow, another wonderful trip with you!! Oops, sorry about your spill. . .got to keep watch all of the time. . .

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JJ, what a beautiful island and it looks like the perfect place to hike and swim!! You always find the best places to hike and paint!

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