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Monday, October 21, 2013

One of our walks...

On this walk we stayed on the concrete path above the beach. We started just across the road from where we were staying...
This is the view looking south from Alexandra Headlands...
 Just looking straight out to sea here...

 I noticed this cairn so we went over for a closer look...


We found out that it was a memorial for dogs who served in wars...


Some of the conflicts in which they served...it was certainly an interesting find...



As we walked a little farther along the path, DH pointed out another cairn (big rock!) to the left of the path in a grassy area...it was erected in 1970 to honour Captain James Cook, who claimed the east coast of Australia for the British King George 111.

We stopped for a while to watch the paragliders...


 In this photo we are looking north towards Maroochydore and Cotton Tree...


 Just beautiful!


6 comments:

Noela said...

Amazing what you find when you are not really looking. Lovely photos. hugs.......

Dorothy said...

Lovely place, lovely photos.xox

Lin said...

Beautiful scenery and how lovely to have a memorial to dogs who have served so well - a lovely find.

Susan said...

I grew up in a beach side suburb - gosh I miss the ocean so much.

shez said...

lovely pics Maria.xx

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

An interesting travel post as always Maria.
I must get myself up there again. The Sunshine Coast is so pretty.