I have had a quick trip around Blogland to try to catch up with you all and see what you have been up to while I was away. I'll pop back tomorrow to leave some comments and have a chat.
We've had a lovely holiday and I have lots to tell you about our short stay at the beach.
Oceana is a lovely place to stay. This is the view from our front balcony looking down on the pool area.
Straight ahead is the beach.
We were on the 6th floor.
After breakfast the first morning we headed for the beach.
As you can see there has recently been quite a bit of erosion of the sand from the very high tides but the lovely white sand still stretches away forever in both directions.
We changed our plans for a swim in the surf when we encountered these all along the beach.
Here's a better photo of one.
They have an air-filled sac up to 8 centimetres in length, usually with a single, long, blue main fishing tentacle hanging underneath.
That long blue tentacle can really hurt if it wraps around your leg as you swim!
(Stings - treat with warm water or cold packs if heat doesn't help )
There were lots of them so no surf for us that day.
But as luck would have it further along the beach we happened upon the Queensland Surf Titles.
We found a good spot to watch the action and really enjoyed the spectacle.
Then it was back to the pool
for a bit of this.
(No! They're not MY hairy legs !!)
More about the Surf Titles tomorrow .