Lorrikeets dine on Grevilleas at Canaipa Point Russell Island

  The Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) is a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Lorikeet Rainbow Lorikeets feed mainly on fruit, pollen and nectar, and possess a tongue adapted especially for their particular diet. The end of the tongue is equipped with a papillate appendage adapted to gathering pollen and nectar from flowers.[9] NectarContinue reading “Lorrikeets dine on Grevilleas at Canaipa Point Russell Island”

Prawn Season at the Islands….

The prawn season is only a few weeks, and the boats are there prawning. It is a very exciting time for those who love prawns.   …you can’t go past live poddy mullet and live prawns around Kalinga Bank, Rocky Point or the top of Canaipa Passage northeast of Russell Island.   Plenty of qualityContinue reading “Prawn Season at the Islands….”

Ferry to Russell Island

Stradbroke Ferries goes to Russell Island from Redland Bay Marina. The cars drive straight onto the ferry and travel to the islands. http://www.stradbrokeferries.com.au/ The ferry service is run by B.I.T.S (Bay Island Transit System) and departs from Redland Bay. This service is reliable and frequent and is operational 7 days a week 365 days aContinue reading “Ferry to Russell Island”

Vivenhoe Dam …Queensland

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wivenhoe_Dam Wivenhoe Dam is a dam across the Brisbane River upstream from Lockyer Creek in Queensland, Australia. The dam creates the artificial Lake Wivenhoe. The dam wall is located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) by road from the centre of Brisbane. Wivenhoe dam was planned in the early 1970s as a flood mitigation and water storageContinue reading “Vivenhoe Dam …Queensland”

Mt Hay Gemstone Park Queensland

Mt Hay There is a fossicking are where you can fossick for your own thunder eggs….Loads of dirt is brought here from the Volcanic area and tourists are invited to try their luck. You get a bucket for washing the stones, and then the shop will cut them for you if you find rocks thatContinue reading “Mt Hay Gemstone Park Queensland”

Mt Hay Gemstone Tourist Park…Queensland

Mt Hay Gemstone Tourist Park http://www.aradon.com.au/mt_hay_gemstone_tourist_park.html Thundereggs & spherulitic rhyolite (rainforest jasper) Established in 1974 to allow visitors to dig their own thundereggs and spherulitic rhyolite, the Mount Hay Gemstone Tourist Park remains a popular destination for fossickers seeking these curious volcanic formations. Mt. Hay is the remains of an extinct ancient volcano, which wasContinue reading “Mt Hay Gemstone Tourist Park…Queensland”

Cemetery at Comet Queensland

The story of a town, and its history is in the Cemetery where people who once lived in the town are now buried, their tombs and descriptions tell the history of the town. Here in this old cemetery, only a few graves remain visible…according to the notice board at the entrance, 154 people were buriedContinue reading “Cemetery at Comet Queensland”

Chinese Grave at Comet Queensland…Zhang dai guan…dear Parent…

The picture of sun and moon on top of the tomb is a symbol of a minority religious. if I remember correctly, it is called   Islamism. the two Chinese characters right below the symbol is the name of a branch of Islamism,which  pronounced as Xin An in Chinese.  The five vertically written Chinese says thatContinue reading “Chinese Grave at Comet Queensland…Zhang dai guan…dear Parent…”

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