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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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Help is on the way

Sorry, I have had some trouble uploading pictures.

This is one of the rescue boats that help out other boats or swimmers.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

What a pool

The sand banks formed a natural pool, so they set up some shade and seats so people will be comfortable when they visit.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Big Fish

Just a closeup of one of the metal fish that I posted earlier.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Jet Ski Rider

This guy was travelling so fast it was hard to capture him in the photo. If you click on the picture, you should see a bit more.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Beautiful View


Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Big Boat

Many of the boats here at Marina Mirage are like this one. On another boat, a guy had a barbeque going on the back deck.

Just think of this place as the main parking lot of the rich when visiting the Gold Coast.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Marina Mirage

The sails of Marina Mirage.

This is at the entrance to the Marina at the Gold Coast representing the many boats that come here.

Monday, July 17, 2006

What a ride

Being close to the oceans and having many canals, the Gold Coast allows many water activities to be enjoyed.

The "Jet" boats that you can ride in have two powerful jets that allow the boat to leap over waves and spin in a full circle.

I went on one of the other boats and it was a wild ride. To only see the wave as you go up it and then feel the boat leave the water was unforgettable.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

View from the beach

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Calm blue water

Friday, July 14, 2006

Joy Flights

There are several places you can take a helicopter flight to see the Gold Coast.

This one has just taken off from the end of the pier at Marina Mirage. You can also take a flight from Sea World and Dream World.

When I took my flight from Sea World, I was lucky enough to be on board with friends of the pilot. I got my flight extended and got to see places others don't, like an outdoor movie set.

The pilot is "on call" from a person who lives on a large boat out at sea. He calls her up and she goes out and picks him up, which means the boat is big enough for the helicopter to land on.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Japanese style

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Beauty in a drought

Sorry, for personal reasons, I couldn't post yesterday.

The above picture is one of the grass displays to brighten up the area. Although we have water restrictions, it is still good to see these displays are kept up.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Old Building

I remember eating here (a pizza) when it was in its prime and it suprised me when I saw it as I haven't been in the area for a while . I think it was an Italian restaurant.

The word ciao (pronounced somewhat like chow, and occasionally misspelled as such) is an informal verbal salutation or greeting, meaning "goodbye" or (more rarely) "hello".

Sunday, July 09, 2006

A warning beacon

Saturday, July 08, 2006


This is a light becon on a tower. The light faces the water, but is quite a distance from it. I'm not sure what its purpose is. It looks like it has a transmitter above the light that is similar to the transmitters on mobile (cell) phone towers.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Just missed it

The dog in the car was hanging out the window and just as I was taking the photo, he turned his head.

Thursday, July 06, 2006


A seagull resting on the dune by the beach.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

A line of metal fish

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Lots of boats

A view of the harbour and lots of expensive boats. Oh to be rich.

End of Gold Coast City History - 2000 - Pacific Motorway opens.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Bayview yacht squadron

This is the entrace to a yacht harbour at bayview. There are 4 apartment buildings directly behind the yacht marina so if you stay there, you are very close to your boat. In minutes, you can be off and sailing.

Gold Coast City History - 1999 - Gold Coast Sporting Hall of Fame is opened by motorcycle champion Mick Doohan, who made his road racing debut at the Surfers Paradise International Raceway in 1984.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

A very short sort of pine tree

Gold Coast City History - 1995 - Gold Coast City Council and Albert Shire merge.