Mooloolaba post-hurricane
March 29, 2009, 8:24 am
Filed under: australia, beach, surfing, travel, weather

Mooloolaba surf rescue

Originally uploaded by cobismith.

I headed up to Mooloolaba on Queensland’s sunshine coast for my friends’ wedding. It seemed like bad timing, because there was a hurricane a couple of days before, so the beaches were closed at first, and the weather was grim. I was worried for a while that my flight would be cancelled – some guests who were arriving earlier suffered this fate.

My friends must have accrued some good karma or something, because after days of climate suspense their wedding was heralded by a perfect blue-sky afternoon.

The wedding was actually in Alexandra Headland, just north of Mooloolaba, where they’d hired a magazine-worthy house for the ceremony and reception. The views were sensational, while the possoms descending from the power lines kept guests amused at dusk.

I can see why so many people move to the Sunshine Coast. The surf is excellent, the food is good, the lush tropical environment is enchanting. Really, I don’t have anything bad to say about it. It was awesome.