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Published June 1st 2014
Say "gidday" to the bay and to friendly strangers, too
Any day is a good day to visit Reef Point at Scarborough, but last Saturday was a particularly pleasant day to do so.

Arriving early for a regular breakfast rendezvous with friends at the ever-popular, Reef Point Cafe, I decided to cross the road and take some photographs of the beach, the bay and the beautiful Glass House Mountains.

This surprising view of the Glass House Mountains in the distance makes photographing it an absolute must! As I grabbed my camera out of my bag, my attention was drawn to a pink and white kayak that was parked on the foreshore grass.

Just at that moment, a woman walked up behind me, outfitted for kayaking. When I asked if I could photograph her kayak, she agreed to my request and we talked for a few minutes before her partner joined her.

Talking further with this couple, I learned that they had been paddling up the coast for four days and had camped at a new place each night. They told me that they had stopped overnight at Scarborough Holiday Village at Reef Point Esplanade; had breakfast at good old Reef Point Cafe and were about to head north for another day or two of paddling.

I was very inspired by this not-so-young couple; their level of fitness and their sense of adventure. It just goes to show, when you get out and about, it is possible to take in some beautiful land and seascapes and to meet interesting people, too. So, when you get a chance, head down to Reef Point Esplanade at Scarborough on the Redcliffe Peninsula.

You can take yourself or your parent, partner, pet or grandma, or take the kids for a play in the playground or a ride or walk along the walking path that goes around the point to the marina.

Or you could take a picnic; go fishing or have a coffee or a meal at the Reef Point Cafe. It's a must on a Saturday, Sunday, or any day that ends in "Y".
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