There's a way about people, I reckon, who live in a perpetually warm climate. They walk a little slower. Smile a little more readily. They have the air of people who know they're lucky to live where they do, and they're perfectly happy to share it with you.

So it is with the people of Queensland's Sunshine Coast. Not for them the impatient driving and fast pace of big city life. Here, the clocks don't go forward and the locals are quite happy to move at the sun's natural pace.

The SC is known for its beautiful beaches; its powdery-sanded