As you can see we have glorious weather here at the moment.
Blue, blue skies with not a cloud in sight,
cool nights - down to 4-6C
and lovely warm days of around 20C for most of the day.
A trip to the coast was the order of the day as the dogs' big beds had to be retrieved from Sally's place.
At least she has a little colour in her Winter garden.
Now here is where I show you some of the differences I was talking about between England and Queensland
1. Driving on the M roads
The road from Brisbane to the Gold Coast is a huge highway -
4 sometimes 5 lanes going either way.
Look! The slow lane is the one directly in front of us.
The lane on the far right ( where all the trucks are ) is SUPPOSED to be the fast lane for cars traveling fast and overtaking.
This huge semitrailer (lorry? ) with its second trailer behind it was tearing along in the fast(er) lane
and no, it wasn't overtaking unless you mean overtaking everyone !!
They are not supposed to go any faster than 100kph (60mph ).
It was not the only one.
A huge truck with a double load of gravel thundered past us.
Often there was a huge space in the left hand lanes with all the fast lanes containing trucks.
We have a lot to learn.
Though our gum trees are lovely in their own right they are not a lovely lush green
and the leaves are quite sparse.
They do often have lovely silvery white trunks though but are quite dangerous planted close to houses like this one as in high winds and storms they often come down or lose large branches on houses and roofs (rooves ??)
Like this !!
(photo from the web )
I'll show you more photos of our day out tomorrow.