Garden art at the Hingham Nursery

Social distancing – now there’s an oxymoron for our times. But If you happen to be on the FunShine Coast and need to be far from the madding crowd and want a pleasant, airy place for a light meal, then try the Hingham Nursery Tea Garden. We asked our waitress Sharon Makope, a cheerful young woman…

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Granny's Pool dog walking

They wrote a song about Copacabana. Patriotic Aussies reckon Bondi’s a beaut. Waikiki is wonderful, if eroded. While a stretch of shore on Phi Phi Islands became so famous after it featured in a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, the Thai government had to limit visitor numbers.  Some beaches seem to capture the popular imagination.  Then…

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Umhlanga Rocks Lighhouse 2020 Feb copyright

It looms large on the promenade and it’s at the heart of the local tourism association’s logo, so it’s pleasing that the Umhlanga Rocks Lighthouse is getting a lick of paint. Or to be more precise, an estimated 395 litres of the stuff. The interior, exterior and lantern house are being repainted at a cost of…

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