Sunday, 22 January 2017

Montville, Queensland

North of Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast
Where deceptive green belies sun's roast
Are hills and leafy glade retreats
Sharp contrast to shop-ridden streets.

We leave behind canal, home pool
Air-con and water keep us cool
The comfort of vast empty roads
And raucous birdsong – Antipodes!

There’s a feeling of wild desolation
The ruggedness of a young Nation
Steep, sharp-edged turns, fantastic views
And shady car parks - free; good news!

Agapanthus hide homesteads select
In spacious plots; carports protect
People movers from the blazing sun
For at dawn the heat is next to none.

Flood warning signs for monsoon rains
This far north, Australia claims
A climate tropical and harsh
Hence running creeks and knee-high grass.

The car is cool – not so outside
Without a hat our brains are fried
We reach Montville, off beaten track
And dine – Baroon Lake out the back.

Wood carvings, boardwalks, staff discreet
An exclusive venue – hard to beat
No coaches come here, I can tell
“Secrets-on-the-Lake” bodes well!

(c) Poet in the woods 2017

Secrets on the Lake Cafe: 207 Narrows Road, Montville, 4560 Queensland

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