July 2016 News
News for July 2016. We finally got some wintery weather towards the end of June. We welcomed the change in seasons, bringing out the jackets and shoes from storage and turning on the heating! We have been enjoying early evening walks which give a new perspective to familiar sights. We’ve also had some spectacular sunsets.
There have been changes on The Wharf over the past few months and there are more to come. The lates development is the Whale One shop and booking office. You can book whale watching cruises of varying durations, Marine discovery and Dolphin Cruises, or Sunset Cruises as well as check out the various souvenir available.
Augello’s Ristorante and Pieria has created a pizza which has been judged Australia’s Best Pizza for 2016. The Ocean Trout Pizza is the fifth winner they have had, and like the others it combines some unusal ingredients: this one has Japanese panko crumbs, ocean trout, avocado, Japanese mayonnaise and arancini balls. Don’t for get they have salads and pasta dishes as well as their fabulous pizzas…..and their desserts are also very tasty!
Cotton Diva is a new shop on The Esplanade. Cotton Diva is the creative expression of Gayatri, a local designer based in Noosa. Her designs are a fusion of bold prints, fabulous colours and unique designs in cotton which is ethically produced.
The Mooloolaba Bowls Bonanza got underway on 13th June with the Northwind sponsored mixed pairs tournament. There was a great atmosphere when we arrived to present the winners with their prizes. Congratulations to Jim and his team of volunteers for their great skills at getting the Bonanza running so smoothly. Congratulations to the winners of the Northwind Mixed Pairs, Carol Azzopardi and Frank Ross
There have been changes at Sea Life (Underwater World) which sound very exciting. We hope to get there and check it out in the next few weeks. Moana is now regularly appearing in the seal shows and totally charming everyone. Until the end of July, Sea Life has partnered with Disney to educate visitors about conservation of marine habitats, focusing on coral reefs. The key creatures featured are those in Disney-Pixar’s film “finding Dory” Children will become ocean explorers as they immerse themselves in Dory’s world with an activity booklet (included in the admission price). There will also be a new coral tank on display and a new “pop-up” tank featuring favourite Dory creatures.
Remember to keep an eye on the Sunshine Coast Council’s library website. There are all kinds of events going on in libraries up and down the Coast: art exhibitions, workshops, concerts, guest speakers – including Steve Parish who will share tales of adventure, humour and life-enhancing ideas, as he tells of his life as a publisher, naturalist, teacher and photographer. Some of the events require booking.