Q1 on the Gold Coast

Yesterday we visited Q1. The viewing level is called QDeck and entry costs less than $20. Well worth it though as the view is spectacular. QDeck offers 360 degree viewing and also has a bar / cafe. We spent about an hour up there enjoying the views and the coffee. Benjamin also had a great time crawling around everywhere.

Q1 on the Gold Coast

QDeck at Q1 on the Gold Coast

Us at Q1 on the Gold Coast

The Beach #1

Today was Benjamin’s first visit to the beach.

We are staying at the Gold Coast in Mantra Wings Surfers Paradise, which is very close to Surfers Paradise Beach. Initially Belinda took Ben out into the water where he proceeded to make a few noises (not keen apparently). Then some friendly passers by stopped to offer Ben some encouragement. I took over for a few minutes and got Ben into the sand and water (still not keen it seemed). We finally escaped with Ben running in the air.

Aunty Claire suggested that a first beach experience might be like a “cat on wet grass”. I think she got it pretty close.

The last shot is of the pram (Bugaboo Bee) on the beach. It is not very well suited to the soft sand but we persevered anyway. Oh yeah, Belinda found a little bucket and spade for Ben which we are going to go back and try out tomorrow.