Heading North for a Quick Australian Summer Holiday Break

We are now well and truly into the final week of the long school summer holidays. Elizabeth broke up from school on 14 December and will return on Tuesday the 29th of this month. Monday will be a bank holiday because this year, Australia Day (26 January) falls on a Saturday, so we are all getting an extra day off on account of that.

That has given us just enough time though to squeeze in one quick family summer holiday which, right now, we are already on.

Yes, last Sunday morning we all climbed into the car, bags packed and headed north. So we have been at our destination since Sunday night, we’re due to come back on Friday so we can celebrate Australia Day with our friends.

So where are we?

As I’ve said, we’ve driven north, but not very far north. On the other hand, further north than I’ve ever driven so far since I’ve been here in Australia.

The place we are at is famous for seeing these things…

whalesPhoto Credit: Richard.Fisher via Compfight cc

Although we won’t see any, not at this time of the year.

This place also has a long and well known pier…

PierPhoto Credit: Sheba_Also via Compfight cc

And of course, it’s close to the beach…

BeachPhoto Credit: Ladymaggic via Compfight cc

A very quiet beach, by the looks of it…

Beach 2Photo Credit: stendec via Compfight cc

And I’ll tell you all about it on Friday.

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  • Cecilia January 27, 2013, 10:21 am |

    Happy Australia Day! (is that how to say it..?) That looks like a very nice beach. Too bad you couldn’t see any whales. I read this post just in time to pick up a bottle of South Australian wine from the market to celebrate (since its still the 26th in the US), although I should have paid better attention so we could celebrate more authentically on Australia time. Is there a particular traditional way to celebrate Australia Day?

    • BobinOz January 30, 2013, 8:38 pm |

      I suspect a barbecue in the back garden with friends and a few tinnies is the best way to celebrate Australia Day, although there are lots of community events going on as well. Cockroach racing is a bit of a tradition here in Queensland 🙂

      I hope you enjoyed your wine.



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