Noosa is on the Sunshine Coast, about 130kms north of Brisbane.
It's a super popular tourist spot for anyone who loves the beach, eating out and shopping.
What is this stuff?
You know you're in Queensland when you find beer stashed in the palm trees.
The Noosa River meets the ocean here so you get both beach front and river front businesses and homes.
Spotted in the river mangroves
Saturday morning I tagged along with Marg and her daughter on a trip to the Eumundi markets.
Eumundi is in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, about 20kms inland, southwest of Noosa.
We arrived early (7am, how's that for early) and had no troubles at all with parking or crowds.
By 8am we were a little peckish and sat down for a yummy cooked breakfast without having to wait for a table.
The markets are very popular with good reason - plenty of original and quality handmade items with a dash of fresh produce and cooked food stalls.
Despite having breakfast less than an hour before, we caved in and had some teeny dutch pancakes:
Amongst the all the lovely, tasteful wares there has to be some crassness, or it's just not Australian.
Keyrings and coin purses made from cane toads.
I know hate is a strong word, but Queenslanders hate cane toads. Introduced in 1935 from South/Central America to eat a beetle that destroyed sugarcane crops, the species bred like Catholics* and badly affected some of our native fauna. Not to mention poisoned our cats and dogs (their skin is toxic). To add insult to injury, the bloody things didn't even eat the beetles. Way to go, Australian scientists!
Firstly, are you eating? If you're eating: stop eating.
I don't actually even know what sort of functioning device this is supposed to be.
But it's made from a kangaroo scrotum. I bet he sure misses his scrotum.
Lordy, did I have fun typing kangaroo scrotum in the flickr tag box. And look, I've just typed it a few more times.
Alright, enough silliness from me. Just go and visit Noosa and Eumundi and don't forget to pick up your very own kangaroo scrotum. I bet they're really soft.
View from a lookout in the Eumundi area. I had house envy.
Enjoy the end of your week!
*I am allowed to say this because I am Catholic. I also have 4 children which proves the point.