Thursday, August 26, 2010

Palm Cove

We had a wonderful holiday away at Palm Cove, which is about 20 minutes out of Cairns in the beautiful Far North Queensland. Everyday the temperature was about 30 degrees (86) so it was gorgeous and we spent most of the day swimming and relaxing.
Here are a few photos we took and I will sort out some more to show you, once I have unpacked and done a few chores here.
This was home for the week we were away, a wonderful apartment Suite 1, which was right on the beach at the Angsana Resort. There were three lovely swimming pools and beautiful gardens and palms.
The staff were preparing an outdoor long lunch here.
This is a very popular place for weddings to take place and while we were there, there were three couples that were married at the lovely chapel at the resort.

Thank you for all the kind wishes you left for me, dear friends ~ I feel so grateful to have such wonderful friends.
The week without the computer seemed strange and with only our mobile phones to keep in touch with home, I did miss you all.
We thought it would be good to leave the emails, until we got back home and concentrate on having a good time, which we did.
It is great to go away... and lovely to be back home again and to be able to sleep in your own bed.

I hope that you are having an enjoyable week


  1. Welcome home Carolyn.
    How lovely to have a North Queensland holiday in the midst of our long wet winter - I envy you!!!

    It looks like a lovely location - maybe next year, if we're not in France!!

    How lovely to be swimming and soaking up that re-vitalizing sunshine!!

    Take care

  2. Oh my god - this is purest summer-holiday-feeling, Carolyn! Wonderful impressions!
    Warm hugs from late-summer-Austria, yours Traude

  3. Glad you had such a good, relaxing vacation dear Carolyn! Welcome back to blogland too!


  4. Oh, how gorgeous! So happy you had a wonderful trip, that outdoor lunch setting is stunning! XX!

  5. Hi Carolyn - welcome back and so pleased you enjoyed Palm Cove - I've been there a few times whilst holidaying at Port Douglas and loved it. I'm really looking forward to your pics. How lovely to see the wedding tables all set up in that beautiful setting.

  6. Welcome home, Carolyn!

    Now that is a vacation! Total relaxation surrounded by beauty and being pampered!!


  7. Sounds like you had a lovely holiday!!! How soothing the pictures of the sea relaxing, I hope that you feel relaxed and recharged!!!
    I am sorry I haven't been blog visiting as much as I used to, but hopefully I will get back into the swing of things again!!!
    Margaret B

  8. What a fabulous beach! That's my kind of vacation! ♥

  9. Welcome home, sweetie! That looks like such a perfect vacation. It's just stunning there. I would love to visit one day.

    And good choice about leaving the computer home. It's good for us all to have a break from that every now and again :)


  10. What a wonderful mid-year break to escape the Winter drearies! You sound refreshed & ready to go Carolyn, we'd all better watch out!
    Millie ^_^

  11. oh Carolyn this place looks amazing! I will have to visit sometime! thanks for your sweet comment! have a nice weekend you too! Caroline xo

  12. Oh my gosh! How gorgeous is that place! Glad you had a wonderful time. I know I would have!
    xx, shell and sugie bunny

  13. Very nice to speak to you both for the first time in - what? - 25 years? Neither of you sounded the slightest bit different - maybe a relaxed edge considering your location.
    I don't suppose being there during the election made any impression on your enjoyment. (And the election didn't make much impression on Australia)
    Anyway, really hope to catch you in person at soonest opportunity.

  14. What a beautiful place to visit!
    The long table is just lovely. Hope you're well rested.

    Carolyn, lucky you to get away! Ahhhhh...would be wonderful.
    God bless,

  15. oh wonderful location!!!!!!!!!!
    great pics!!!


  16. Want to be there, too!
    check out my giveaway!

  17. Hey Carolyn!

    Seems like every time I come here, you're on some sort of a vacation! Goodness woman! You must have a whole lot of money! :)

    Queensland...Australia?? :) Aaaahhhh...the Aussies..... :) :) :) I love Aussies.. :)


  18. So glad you were able to go on this lovely holiday :)
    Welcome Home!

  19. What a paradise!
    Hello Carolyn, welcome back true what you wrote about leaving technology at home and enjoying your time away!
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Michela xxx

  20. Carolyn,

    Wow-what a beautiful place to visit! I'm glad you had a wonderful time:)!



  21. Gald to hear you had a great time, Carolyn. How could you not... what a beautiful place!
    Welcome back to Blogland!
    ~ Jo :)

  22. What a gorgeous vacation! I"m glad you had fun!

  23. I'm so happy you had a great holiday dear Carolyn. The place is beautiful and OMG I think I can get married here :-)

    Have a lovely weekend, cheers: Evi

  24. Welcome home Carolyn! Palm Cove looks dreamy and that wedding table in that settling~ gorgeous!!
    Thank you for your kind words about my boat!


  25. What a lovely holiday! Beautiful photos..take care!


  26. What an absolutely dreamy spot for a holiday!
    Great photos Carolyn, welcome back home. :-)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  27. WOW paradise is the only thing I keep thinking. How I'd love a wedding there!!! if only my hubby would marry a second time around:))

    glad to here you had a fun relaxing time!

  28. What an amazing and beautiful place Carolyn! I enjoyed seeing the gorgeous photos. :)

  29. How beautiful! Welcome back :) It's always nice to come home isn't it? Although those pictures makes me want to go away again. There are so many pretty places in this world. Thanks for giving us a glimpse of one of them. I'm glad you had a good time.

    Sending hugs ~ Jenn

  30. Hi Carolyn, I'm glad you had such a wonderful vacation! What a lovely place for weddings too.
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs to you,

  31. OH you wish you could stay another week. So lovely.

    Thanks for the note. Wishing you lots of happiness at home too. I'm sure you were happy to get back to your bears.

  32. Hi my friend...sorry I have not visited for a while...your little holiday looked amazing.

    Palm trees always make me happy...and remind me of hot weather...seeing we have none here. Happy weekend my friend. xoxoxo

  33. lovely site for your holidays, is marvellous queensland, relaixing dear friend kisses mary

  34. Hi Carolyn,
    What a fabulous vacation you enjoyed. I love your pics. So glad you had a wonderful time.
    Going to also view part 2 next.
    Glad you are back!
    Hugs to you, Celestina Marie


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