Last Saturday was the Goldcoast’s first Salsa Cruise in support of Guide Dogs Queensland.

Can you imagine being without sight for a day, unable to see loved ones, the sky or a smile from a stranger?

Thousands of Australians face this reality everyday.

Fortunately Guide Dogs Queensland are leading the way in fundraising for those in need of man’s best friend, the seeing eye dog.

It takes time, a whole lot of love and $30,000 to train and place a guide dog.

In fact it takes a whole community to raise a guide dog.

Without government support this charity was overjoyed to be selected as the beneficiary of the event.

The lively atmosphere was so inviting.

Learning to Salsa was an exciting challenge for me as I regretfully have never learnt to dance and have the coordination and rhythm of a hippo in ugg boots.

Luckily there was plenty of patient experienced guests and it wasn’t long before I was enjoying the blissful Latin American melodies and lively atmosphere.

The people were so present and not a mobile phone in site.. until a special Salsa performance.

It was so refreshing to meet such warm people who just want to dance!

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