Dicky Beach and the Sunshine Coast, Australia

October 26, Sunday, we left Brisbane on our way to Brad’s beach house at Dicky Beach on the Sunshine Coast. We took the scenic route along the Steve Irwin Way to the town of Maleny and saw a wonderful view of the Glass House Mountains from the Mountain View Road overlook. Then we drove to the Glass House Mountains Lookout, where we had a closer view of the eleven hills arising abruptly from the coastal plains, formed from cores of volcanoes 27 million years ago. These mountains were named by Captain Cook in 1770 because the peaks reminded him of the glass furnaces in his home county of Yorkshire. We continued on the loop road to Kenilworth where we had lunch at Nana McGinns, and on to Montville where we stopped to walk through the plethora of tourist shops. We arrived at Dicky Beach and met up with Brad at his house, we took a walk along the beautiful beach and saw the famous ship wreck. The area was named after the iron steamboat, the SS Dicky, which ran aground during heavy seas in 1893. Then we had dinner with Brad at the Dicky Surf Club. Continue reading