North of Sydney on the east coast on the Sunshine Coast of Australia is a town called Noosa. Noosa is a warm beautiful place to have a vacation, the town to my taste rather artificial, but it had the great advantage of a high-quality photography store. So replacing my, now clearly dead, camera was not too much of a hardship, except to my wallet.
The morning after our arrival in Noosa (and my trip to the camera store) we visited the Farmers’ market, where Annie had a mango salad which she still claims is one of the best things she has ever eaten, and where I saw my first Kookaburra!
Noosa, even though it is rather a tourist trap, is also very beautiful, and one of the most memorable walks of our trip was a hike through the Noosa national park.
Rainbow Lorikeets like this one are everywhere, and early in the morning there was frequently a flock of them passing our house.