|We took a limo from the apartment to the airport – nice, quick, no worry, no walking down the big hill. Virgin Australia had us in Brisbane on time. We collected our luggage, got the hire car and hit the road to the sunshine coast. Our little car sure feels different on the road than the campervan. We drove up the M1 and ended up in Coolum on the beach at a fairly nice hotel across the street from the beach.
Our arrival was late in the afternoon, so there were not many people on the beach. We got in the water to about knee deep and it was warmer than expected.
After the beach we changed and walked over to the surf club for an inexpensive dinner of chicken schnitzel, chips and salad for $10. Our walk after dinner took us down the main drag and then back to the hotel.