We just got home from a day spent with friends at Dicky Beach, Caloundra, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
According to the Wikipedia page for Dicky Beach:
The area was named after the iron steamboat, the SS Dicky, which ran aground during heavy seas in 1893. It was re-floated, but again, heavy seas turned the ship about and back onto the sand where it remains to this day. Dicky Beach remains the only recreational beach in the world to be named after a shipwreck.
It was a marvellous day. The weather was perfect, the sea was warm and everyone was in good spirits. We swam, sunbaked, ate fish and chips for lunch, and finished the afternoon with an ice cream from Milano Gelateria, which makes fabulous ice cream and gelato. I forgot to take a picture (I guess I was too focused on the eating), but the scoops were large and the flavours were mouthwatering. I had two scoops: cookies-and-cream and mint (highly refreshing). Nic’s flavours were pistachio and vanilla, both of which were delicious (surprisingly, the vanilla was a stand-out).
It was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday!
(PS – yes, I did break my sugar diet for one day. Worth it though!)