Gold Coast City Daily Photo

Gold Coast City is the last city before the State of New South Wales. The Gold Coast has spectacular beaches and is a major tourist destination.

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Location: Logan, Queensland, Australia

Friday, March 31, 2006

Riding the high seas

You have to get in quick to get a photo of the ships that come close to shore.

This is the "Port Frederick", 49.5 meters long and is a Suction Dredger. It uses pumps to suck up sand to keep the canals clear.

Local News - The streets of Gaven will become a political battleground today as the major parties blitz the electorate in a last-ditch attempt to win over the crucial support of undecided voters in the last 24 hours before the by-election.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Big Splash

This is the bottom of the Wild Wild West ride at Warner Bros. Movie World. Giant jets of water are shot up to ensure you get wet.

Local News - GOLD Coast Commonwealth Games athletes were welcomed home by crowds five deep in Brisbane yesterday. At the official Queensland team reception, local triathlete Emma Snowsill was given the keys to the city.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Wild Ride

This is the Wild Wild West ride at Warner Bros. Movie World. I love the different reactions to the giant drop. I will post what happens down the bottom tomorrow.

Local News - As worried officials and surf competitors studied monster seas off Kurrawa yesterday, Brett Robinson hardly gave them a second glance."The surf can be as big as it wants as long as it doesn't encroach on our lanes," he said matter-of-factly. "All I am concerned about is the sand and that looks fine to me."

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Playful dog

I was visiting the beach with my nephews as suddenly this little dog came bounding along infront of us.

Monday, March 27, 2006

A new world through MACRO

This was taken using the Macro function of my camera at the Mt Tamborine Botanical gardens.

If you click on the picture and look closely at the black insect near the yellow pollen, you can see the flowers' pollen it has collected on its rear legs.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Big Foot Park

This is Macintosh Park which you pass going into the Gold Coast from Brisbane.

Even back in my childhood days, these giant feet have always been there. We gave it the nickname back then of big foot park.

About 100 meters to the right is where the starting grid is set up for the Gold Coast Indy car race that happens in October every year.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

A Beautiful View

The view from the observation deck of Q1, the world's tallest residential tower. I really like this photo with the beaches just going on forever.

I don't own an appartment here as the penthouse just under the observation deck is about AUS$7,000,000