This week’s prompt at Denyse Whelan Blogs is ‘My View from Here’ so I thought I would share where I live (part-time at the moment) on the Gold Coast, and also my home in Brisbane. Both are in Queensland, Australia and about 1 hour’s drive apart.
I’ve written a post before about My Home by the Ocean which explains all about our vision for retirement on the Gold Coast. At the moment, because of my MIL we are living in Brisbane and visiting our ‘other home’ when we can. I’m looking forward to Boxing Day when we will head down again for a couple of weeks.
My View from Here
From our balcony you can see the ocean. Of course, not being on the oceanfront you can’t expect not to be built out but at the moment I can enjoy my morning coffee or evening drink with this view. We also have a view to the hinterland which is lovely especially at sunset.
When we are at the Coast we love walking along the Esplanade and this is the gorgeous view of Surfers Paradise beach. On a clear day you can see down to the end of the Gold Coast to Coolangatta. 57kms of beach make up the Gold Coast from Main Beach to Coolangatta.
I can sit an watch the ocean for hours and find it mesmorizing and relaxing. I love hearing the waves rolling onto the shore. Such a healthy and happy environment.
My View from my other home
The other view I want to share is from my other home in Brisbane. This is the view of my weekly run with my Saturday Sisters through the beautiful river city of Brisbane. I live in Kangaroo Point which is very close to the City of Brisbane.
I start my run here at Kangaroo Point Cliffs which has a gorgeous panoramic view of the Brisbane CBD.
Over the iconic Storey Bridge towards Fortitude Valley & CBD
We run through the Southbank Parklands which was redeveloped after the 1982 Commonwealth Games. It is ironic that I also live in the Gold Coast which will hold the 2018 Commonwealth Games. I love Southbank, it is a great area for families to have picnics and swim in the man made beach. It is also has a great restaruant hub as well as being part of the Cultural Precinct.
Isn’t this bouganvillea gorgeous?
The river is a major attraction in Brisbane and if visiting you should take a City Cat ride.
What is the view like where you are? I’d love you to share it with me.
Let’s Keep Sizzling!