Cairns Queensland

The Pacific Aria sailed into Cairns Harbor. It was a beautiful day and everybody lined the front of the ship to watch the arrival. We are now sailing past Willis Island where the Weather Station is based. We see a bird, which is how sailors knew they were near land. Cairns Seaport is a multi-purposeContinue reading “Cairns Queensland”

Old Jetty and History of Russell Island

Originally posted on Sunrise Today…:
http://moretonbay.biz/part-4-russell-island Russell Island Jetty The first settlers on the island relied on their own resources to take themselves and their produce to market. The area to the east of the current jetty was the site of the rafting ground, where the timber-getters would form log rafts to float their timber…

The Bay at Russell Island

Walking to the Ferry to travel to Redland Bay from where the buses go to many places in Brisbane. The Waters are always beautiful…and today it is low tide, sunny and calm with no wind. Russell Island was named after the British Secretary of State for Colonies, Lord John Russell. In 1871-72 farm lots were soldContinue reading “The Bay at Russell Island”

Story Bridge Brisbane

The view of Story Bridge from the Hotel I was staying in… The Story Bridge is a heritage-listed steel cantilever bridge spanning the Brisbane River that carries vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic between the northern and the southern suburbs of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is the longest cantilever bridge in Australia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story_Bridge You can now walk up to the Bridge and along the buildings which are nowContinue reading “Story Bridge Brisbane”

Coffs Harbor Queensland

We went to Coffs Harbor for the day from Wooli travelling along the Pacific Highway. Our first stop was the Pier where we walked down . Coffs Harbour is a city on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, 540 km (340 mi) north of Sydney, and 390 km (240 mi) south of Brisbane. It is one of the largest urban centres on theContinue reading “Coffs Harbor Queensland”

Coming Home to the Island

I just made it to the ferry terminal to get the last ferry back home to the island. As soon as the ferry moved away from the terminal I realised the sunset had started. The light was fading but there was the sun about to set below the horizon. Such a strange color. The seaContinue reading “Coming Home to the Island”

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