Nov 05

Taking a Walk on the Gold Coast

Picture it, you’re in Broad Beach on the Gold Coast of Australia and feel like taking a walk on the beach, you head north.  The next thing you know, Surfer’s Paradise is all of a sudden not far in the distance.  It’s only about 2 miles anyway.

Looking at Surfers Paradise

Of course that dismisses the idea of walking around Surfer’s Paradise or what happens when it rains…

All was well on the walk up to Surfer’s Paradise, and Surfer’s Paradise wasn’t as bad as I thought it might be.  Maybe all the young people were still nursing hang overs or getting ready for a night out.

But then I noticed dark clouds to the south, where my hotel was. I did look a little harder in the gift shops so that I would have a plastic bag to put my phone in, incase of rain.  Then I hightailed it out of there!

The sky getting dark

Speed walking on the beach sounds great, until you’re doing it and chasing a dark cloud with lightening in it.  Eventually I got off the beach, figuring I didn’t want to be close to the water when I got closer to the lightening clouds and I might be able to walk faster on a sidewalk.

I’m happy to report I made it to the mall around the corner from my hotel just in time!  Then of course I was trapped in the mall and it was too early for dinner.  I did do some shopping to kill time, but apparently spring storms last longer on the Gold Coast than they do in Florida.

The lesson, find out how much a cab costs and suck up the cost! Or have an adventure, either works.  I do wish I had a bit more time in Surfers Paradise though.