I arrived at Nerang Station and waited for the bus to Surfers Paradise. It collects many tourists and the bus was full, standing room only. It stops at Surfers right opposite the Rail. I walked off the bus to the corner, and there was Shore Apartments on my left. I walked towards it along the main Road.It was after midday and very hot. Next time I will walk down to the Esplanade where there is some shade as you walk past the highrise buildings. A lady leaving as I entered was the Office Manager, and she came back to give me my Key and envelop and walked me to the lift.
I have what I asked for, a room as high as possible, with the windows facing the sea. The only problem is, that since I was last here, they have screwed a small panel that lets you open the window 2 inches for sea breeze, but that does not allow the camera through. At Meriton, I was able to hold the camera out of the window and maneuver a viewpoint. Here I have to shoot through glass, that this morning is quite streaked with salty spray. Even if it was another 2 inches open, I could get the camera out. This is heartbreaking.You can see the window openings clearly in the photo above. Whoever did this was not a photographer. Nothing is as clear as it should be, and there could be a slight tint to the window as my photos are discolored and not clear… http://www.theshore.com.au/
It is a beautiful view…and I love the location, but I will never stay here again because I cannot open windows or stick the camera outside for photos. I hope I do not see the moon rising over the water, or a rainbow. It will break my heart not to be able to capture it from my room with a view…through Glass…
There is a Life guard station manned by a Lifeguard car with a tarpaulin with swimming flags for a safe swimming area right opposite the Hotel. I went to the beach for the sunset last evening, and the life guard was trying to get all these Asian tourists out of the water to disband the safety swimming sign. Eventually he got most of them out, collected his flags and drove away, and they all went back in the water and were happily taking photos of each other again.