Travelling Gomezs

Geff & Jeannie's blog

Homeward Bound!

The two weeks have come and gone (Monday, 4th July, American Independence Day) and we have completed the first leg of our journey home. Only 4,176 km to go.

Stitches Out

Jeannie needed to get her stitches out, 7 to 10 days after the surgery. She tried 4 medical practices and got these excuses: 1. We’re not taking new patients; 2. We won’t finish work done by somebody else (really?!); 3. We don’t have a nurse then (if a medical centre doesn’t have a nurse, who does?); 4. You have to see a doctor first and we don’t have one available. Really Australia, you can do better! So Jeannie rocked up to the Emergency Department at Maryborough hospital. She was treated (stitches out) efficiently and courteously. πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ

The Sunshine State

Back on the Gold Coast. Hah! Queensland gets most of its rain in summer and not much winter rain. Usually. It’s Friday today. The bike is in Tank when we travel. I told Jeannie that I would take it out when it stops raining – probably next Thursday.

40-80mm of Rain Forecast for Tuesday

Above forecasts were courtesy of the Bureau of Meterology. They didn’t quite get it right as we had both cloud and sunshine on Sunday, which was very pleasant.

NRMA Treasure Island Gold Coast

Gold Coast Marathon & Half Marathon

Last Saturday though, our son completed his first official Half Marathon. It was overcast and drizzled a little. He did well and finished at just over 1 hour 42 minutes. Good on ya Ry!

Gold Coast Half Marathon

Coolum Beach

But I’ve jumped ahead. The last leg of our journey north, after we left the Gold Coast the first time, we went to Canungra and Yandina. After Yandina, we stayed at Coolum Beach for a couple of nights.

We were right next to the beach, so I went fishing both nights. First night, nothing. Second night a whiting, bream and a dart! Dinner for 2 nights. Yum!

I didn’t catch the thong!


We had one night at Noosa North Shore. What we didn’t realise was that we needed to catch a ferry to and from the north shore caravan park. It was a nice spot though, next to the beach, with miles and miles of uninterrupted shoreline.

Noosa North Shore with Model

The last part of our journey north next time, where we go to Scarness Beach and do a day trip to “The Remote Fraser Island”.

Until next time…



  1. Bron and Andre

    Jeannie stitches out post surgery … I clearly missed something here! Hoping Jeannie is fully recovered. So pleased the hospital was obliging in removing them. Looking forward to seeing you both upon your return. πŸ€—πŸ˜Šxx

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    • All good now. Thanks Bron. Looking forward to seeing you both too. πŸ€— xxx


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