Rainbow Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Today is Mary's birthday and Ann has dressed birthday bear in an outfit suitable for Mary. Bear has changed sex and is now a lovely lady who enjoys bushwalking. Ann snuck onto the balcony of Mary's cabin and left bear there for Mary early in the morning as a surprise.
So now bear is lovely and warm for the colder weather we may experience further into our mystery tour.

Naturally mary was surprised and pleased with her Birthday Bear present.

We were woken this morning to the laugh of the Kookaburras.

Then we went for a walk through the forest to the beach.

Mary, Bill, Ann (tour guide) and George.

The beach at the town of 1770 (weird name I know) James Cook landed here in 1770 to replenish his supply of fresh water.

A fabulous view and winter's morning looking at the sea.

We celebrated Mary's birthday at a roadhouse on the way to our next destination...Cania Gorge. We have never been there before and it is exciting not knowing where we are going until the beginning of each day. Ann had even organised the roadhouse to produce a birthday cake.


Chez said...

Birthday Bear looks so pretty in pink Diane.
And. I just love the close up of the Kookaburra.
To be continued....

Ginny said...

I love your header! Birthday Bear is just so fashionable today! I'm wondering where you ever found such a tiny backpack and clothes that fit him (excuse me, her) so perfectly. The pictures today are just so good. I have seen drawings of Kookaburras, but never a picture on anyone's blog! Were you able to get close, are they rather tame? and did you hear him make any noises or bird calls? We are birdwatchers and I have quite a few bird posts on my blog. Now you've got me thinking about bustards, which I think are extinct now, but I'm going to do some research.

Alice said...

I love the idea of travelling to unknown destinations each day and enjoying it with friends - even small ones that change gender at will...lol.

Wonderful photos of the waves at 1770. I haven't been there but it's an intriging name, isn't it?

Keep enjoying your trip.

Sandra said...

thanks for all the VIEWS, I loe seing your country and of course seeing bears new outfit. the kookaburra is very interesting since i have never seen one.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

What an amazing trip you are having! Can I just say I am a wee bit envious? OK,OK, that would be a fib...I am hugely envious! But, I am also very happy to be a spectator in your pocket by way of all the wonderful photos! Tell Mary Happy Birthday and tell Birthday Bear I love all of her accessories and outfits ;-D

Joan Elizabeth said...

I'm not sure I am going to get used to Birthday Bear's sudden change.

Mountain Thyme said...

Oh, Birthday Bear. I just love you in pink. And, as a female. Don't ever let all those boy bears have all the fun! What is our adventure for tomorrow?

Lucy said...

LOL!! I love it. Birthday Bear has changed sex. Thanks for that laugh for the day. Hope you're having a fun time.

Denise said...

A fun surprise to find Birthday Bear in 'her' pretty new outfit. Super photos again Diane, such beautiful scenery, all happy and smiling faces, including the kookaburra. Is that bird adorable or what?

Ginny said...

Yipes, I just commented on one of your husband's blogs, thinking it was you! Then I had to tell him it was a mistake and I am not demented, just a confused 61 year old senior. I'm still trying to get the two of you straightened out. So you have two blogs and he has two? I have signed on to follow both of yours.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Happy Birthday to Mary... Yes, Mrs. Birthday Bear is all dressed up for the special occasion.

1770 is a strange name for a town--but I love their beach.

Love the Kookaburra.... I know an old camp song about that bird....

Hope you enjoyed the birthday dinner.

Callie said...

Love the bear adventures! Have you thought about putting together a book? It all looks like so much fun. Glad you are all having such a good time!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

I am really enjoying your adventures alongwith you Diane, you're all having a marvellous time. The photos are wonderful especially the Kookaburra.
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BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Oops, forgot to say, many happy returns of the day to Mary.
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Lizzie's Insomnia said...

I am right into this mystery tour with you all and of course Bear...am loving the pics and the story