Sunday, March 28, 2010

It's Hot in Brisbane but Cool N Gatta

Just back from Rainbow Bay, a photogenic spot at the rainbow's edge on the Gold Coast Australia Australia. Another American friend living in hot Brisbane (a warm 29C yesterday) told me about this bay in Coolangatta (Australia's oldest tourist town and home of one beautiful, functional, friendly airport.

After a a thirsty afternoon of photographing surfers and waiting for the spectacular sunset, I cooled down with a cold lager (-10C) called Sundown by James Squire, Australia's first brewer. In 1788, the founding of Australia was toasted with the colony's last 4 glasses of ale. So James Squire made some more. Bless him for never forsaking flavour in his beer crafting.

Travel writer Dee Farrell currently lives and works in Australia. (Photo by Edmund McCombs, fellow American explorer living downunder, at Luna Park in Sydney.) She'll be photographing hot travel destinations and travellers in the USA's Sunshine State from April to June.

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