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    Post by Joy on Thu 14 Jan 2010, 3:35 pm

    We were quartered at two marinas at the Gold Coast from late September 1988 to March 1990 as the boat was for sale. Guests would fly in to spend some time cruising around the Broadwater. Here are a few pics from that time. There are many more highrises now but Mariners Cove marina & Marina Mirage are still pretty much the same though there are more boats in Marina Mirage.

    Looking across at Marina Mirage from Mariners Cove late afternoon. The large boat was the Lady Barbara which, normally, was berthed just down from us at Mariners Cove marina. Was probably going to be used for a function that evening as Marina Mirage, with its floating arm, was better, for them, when embarking large numbers of guests.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 14 Jan 2010, 3:38 pm

    A very empty marina in the late afternoon. Many of the charter vesswels are berthed at this arm, so they were probably still out.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 14 Jan 2010, 3:42 pm

    Backlash, a large gamefishing boat, coming into Marina Mirage. We saw her at Hamilton Island, as well.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 14 Jan 2010, 3:44 pm

    Sunset from Mariners Cove marina looking across to Southport. There are now many highrises which have been built there recently.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 14 Jan 2010, 3:52 pm

    During 1988 Brisbane, Qld, held the World Expo & this hovercraft used to run visitors from the Gold Coast to the Expo. It did run normal services, after the Expo, from the Gold Coast to Brisbane but don't think it was very profitable. It was also used in an episode on the revival TV series of Mission Impossible. We could see the filming from Sea Angel.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 14 Jan 2010, 3:54 pm

    Zooming down the Broadwater coming back from Brisbane.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 14 Jan 2010, 3:56 pm

    Scenes of part the Mariners Cove marina taken from Sea Angel.

    Looking down towards Main Beach fom the marina, during the late afternoon's golden sun. You should see all the highrises there are now!!!

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    Post by Joy on Thu 14 Jan 2010, 3:58 pm

    Some of the marina.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 14 Jan 2010, 4:00 pm

    Sea Angel at its berth in the far corner of the marina. We were on a floating arm & had very little privacy.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 14 Jan 2010, 5:05 pm

    South Stradbroke Island from the Broadwater. This is a popular spot for day visitors. Camping was limited at that time.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 14 Jan 2010, 5:11 pm

    North Stradbroke Island. It is hillier than South Stradbroke Island. They are both sand islands.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 14 Jan 2010, 5:16 pm

    Marina Mirage. This is Texas which was Solomon Lew's pleasure craft. It had a large number of uniformed crew who would line up when he arrived. :roll:

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    Post by Joy on Thu 14 Jan 2010, 5:17 pm

    Texas at a berth at Marina Mirage.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 14 Jan 2010, 5:18 pm

    Texas taking off up the Broadwater.

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    Post by Dawn on Thu 14 Jan 2010, 7:54 pm

    Super names these boats and yachts have Joy .

    The image of Sea Angel at its berth on the floating arm wont load for me today? the others do, will come back tomorrow and see it, when things are a little faster.
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    Post by Joy on Thu 14 Jan 2010, 9:35 pm

    Let me know if you still can't see it, Dawn.

    Sea Angel was renamed by our bosses as it had a very ordinary name when they bought it.
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Sun 14 Nov 2010, 1:33 pm

    The water is so blue and the reflection of the sky is awesome.
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    Post by Joy on Tue 23 Nov 2010, 10:06 pm

    Thanks, it certainly is so blue, Glad. This area is less than a two hour drive north of where we live now. It is a favoured spot for tourists, both from Australia & overseas.

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