by Linda Kaye
San Antonio, Texas
September 17, 2001
Great Sandy Straits Marina Resort-at the water’s edge-in the heart of the Bay. Our two-bedroom unit was as nice as tourist center lady had described. It had a large living room/dining room area, TV, comfortable couches, two large bedrooms and two bathrooms, washer and dryer, and a full kitchen with dishwasher and microwave. We were on the second floor and the view from our balcony was incredible-it faced the Bay and we had a full view up and down the wide sandy beach. Everything we needed was provided including laundry soap. Other amenities included swimming pools, tennis courts, games room, sauna, and a children’s playground.
At about 6:00 in the evening we set out to find supper and breakfast for the next morning. Unlike most places in the U.S., it seemed everything closes early, but we did manage to find a small grocery store to purchase milk, fruit, and some pastries. We then found a to-go pizza place. You would not believe some of the toppings that were listed on the menu. How about an egg pizza. We decided on a normal American-style pizza and away we went back to the Sandy Straits to enjoy our pizza and watch the sun set over Hervey Bay.
The following morning, we viewed the sunrise from our balcony, and it was better than a picture postcard. Coffee brewing, an apricot strudel straight from the oven and slices of the sweetest pineapple I have ever tasted, made for a nearly perfect morning. We had to be at the airport for our flight to Lady Elliot early so we, reluctantly, said good-bye but we promised to return. At checkout, we made a reservation for the same unit for the following week.
From journal Do You Know the Way to Hervey Bay