Category Archive for "Interesting stuff happening"

November 2016 Newsletter

November 2016 newsletter We experienced a couple of impressive natural events this month. A storm passed through very quickly and left us with a double rainbow! The other natural event celebrated was the super moon. Thousands of people gathered on the beach and along the water front to watch the moon rise over the sea. There was a fabulous atmosphere as everyone enjoyed the perfect weather for the event. Our guests had the perfect position for viewing the moon rise…from their balconeys. The double rainbow after a stormSupermoon from Loo with a View We have been watching the pair of...
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October 2016 Newsletter – Fine dining, pies, movies and fashion heading into Christmas

Newsletter October 2016 The whales have continued to enchant right through October. Some have come so close to shore that guests have been able to see the whales as they swam under water. Awesome! Whales have been coming in close this yearWhales swimming close to shoreWhale going under boat The humble meat pie Meat pies. Since being diagnosed as having coeliac disease, Jennifer has been seeking a tasty meat pie, with pastry with the right taste and texture, as close to a ‘normal’ pie as possible. Well, here on the Coast we have the amazing Beefys Pies. The owner has...
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September 2016 Newsletter fashion, events and concerts

September 2016 Newsletter August was full of all kinds of excitement: The Pacific Jewel arrived and over 1000 passengers disembarked. Most spent the weather-perfect day walking around Mooloolaba. Some of our friends were on the cruise so it was nice to spend some time with them. Pacific Jewel moored in front of NorthwindBeach goers had a great view of the Pacific Pearl.The weather was perfect when the Pacific Pearl stopped in at Mooloolaba The Marathon weekend meant that Mooloolaba and Alex were full of very healthy looking people and most of our guests enjoyed watching the marathon action from their...
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June 2016 Newsletter

June 2016 Newsletter What an autumn we have had! Unbelievably warm and only the last few nights have been cool. The national short course and long course Outriggers Regatta was held in Mooloolaba with over 50 boats out on the water competing; a truly magnificent sight as they paddled their way past Northwind. Even more impressive was the sight of all the colourful craft hauled up onto the beach after racing. They took up more than 300 metres of beach front. Outriggers up on the beach after racingBoats after a raceAfter a race at the May 2016 regattaOutriggers racing past...
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May 2016 Newsletter

May 2016 Newsletter May 2016 newsletter. Mooloolaba Beach was the scene of sprints and flags events for the Australian National Surf Life Saving Championships in April. The beach in front of the Surf Club was sectioned off and groomed. A large spectator stand was erected. Maroochydore and Alex beaches hosted other events over the ten days of competition. We were impressed with the organisation involved and congratulate the three surf clubs which hosted the event, the thousands of competitors, administrators and officials who took part. Flags finals May 2016 NewsletterMay 2016 Newsletter Aussies at AlexMay 2016 Newsletter 2016 AussiesMay newsletter...
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April 2016 Newsletter

April 2016 Newsletter It’s hard to believe we’re doing our April 2016 Newsletter. Autumn is well and truly underway. Mushrooms and fungi are popping up in gardens and parks. Particularly large ones are growing under casuarina trees. March was busy in Mooloolaba with the Mooloolaba Triathlon, a visit from the cruise ship Pacific Jewel, and Easter weekend. As always it was good to see so many familiar faces. Pacific Jewel moored in front of NorthwindPreparation for the TriathlonElite men during bike stageElite men prize giving ceremony The Unity Water tower on Point Cartwright is  part of the view from Mooloolaba. A competition...
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Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year 2016. December brought all sorts of interesting happenings and events: international Tag teams filled Mooloolaba for almost a week; a visit from the cruise ship “The Pacific Eden” created interest mooring just out in front of Northwind with all the busy-ness of tenders transporting travellers to and from the ship; the annual Christmas Boat Parade with fantastically lit up boats of all sizes parading along the canals; and the Annual Tinnie Rally, organised by the Mooloolaba Yacht Club, where people in small boats (tinnies, inflatables, runabouts)  motor around the canals following clues and reaching checkpoints on a...
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December 2015 Newsletter

 Welcome to our December 2015 Newsletter. It’s hard to believe another year is on the horizon. We have a fabulous sunrise photo to share with you, taken by one of our guests during her stay with us in November. She has given her permission to share it with you. WE would like to gently remind all of you who are coming to have Christmas with us  here are Northwind, that you must leave forwarding instructions for Santa so he knows where to deliver his gifts: very important. The Mooloolaba Christmas Tree was lit last week. The tree lighting ceremony , which...
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November Newsletter 2015

Welcome to our November Newsletter 2015. We  enjoyed the spectacle of a couple of early storms in the latter part of October. Some of our guests really enjoy the splendour of a good lightning show over the sea! We managed to get an hour to visit the Buderim Garden Festival. It was fabulous – the flowers and plants entered for competition was wide ranging. There were also some very knowledgeable people selling plants. We were delighted to see the garden photo competition entries and art inspired by gardens. We have made a note for 2016 already The Sunshine Coast Sky...
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The Wharf Community Market

The Wharf Community Market On the third Friday of each month the picturesque setting of Mooloolaba Wharf buzzes with activity as stall holders set our their wares for The Wharf Community Market. Musicians add to the atmosphere and the wonderful aromas from stallholders’ wares and restaurants fill the air. Arts and Crafts There are jewellery makers with their beaded necklaces, earrings and bracelets, cushion makers, clothes makers and designers, candle makers and sellers of plates, dishes, mirrors, toys, books, lamps and other crafted items. Fresh food A visit to the market would not be complete without a chat with Pablo as we select...
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