Saturday, 16 August 2008

Mountains, Mangroves and Mistletoe

Took a day trip down to the Sunshine Coast the other day to spend time with family who suggested we climb Mt Coolum, (207m). I did suggest Kayaks and Fishing as the weather forecast was for fine and calm seas. This suggestion was rejected, so climb the Mountain it was.
It seems as though everyone had the same idea, in my case attempt to climb the mountain, and no I did not make it to the top. I made it about 3/4 of the way. It was interesting to watch everyone else climb to the top and note how long they stayed there. Some must of just made it to the top to have a quick look and then come back down again. Kind of a waste that they did not take some time to look at the range of plants that the mountain had to offer, it seems they were more intent on the climb. After we came back down we had lunch and then went to the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary. This was a much easier walk through to the mangroves on a boardwalk and down to the river. After all the people at the mountain there was nobody at the Wetland Sanctuary, maybe they thought the mosquitoes would carry them away. There were no mosquitoes this time because of it being Winter unlike when we tried in Summer one year. That time we got out of the car then straight back in and left. You could see them coming to get you there was that many.
Just to finish up can anyone tell me when Wattle Day is, I thought it was September?

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