Old Jetty and History Russell Island

The first settlers on the island relied on their own resources to take themselves and their produce to market. Source: Old Jetty and History of Russell Island 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 ofContinue reading “Old Jetty and History Russell Island”

Christmas Carols Russell Island

Russell Island Safety Church Christmas Service was held at the Russell Island RSL on Tuesday 13 December. There was a full attendance. The service was led by Andrew resplendent in red, and Pastor Fred’s sermon, Christmas or Chaos, had us all thinking about the meaning of Christmas. Music and the words of the carols wasContinue reading “Christmas Carols Russell Island”

Low Tide Mangroves Russell Island

As soon as I look out and see that it is low tide, I know the mangroves are now exposed and I can go down to the waters edge and walk through the mangroves and down along the bottom of the Bay. If its early morning, the area is full of midges and mosquitos andContinue reading “Low Tide Mangroves Russell Island”

Sandy Beach Russell Island

Sandy Beach is at the far end of Russell Island and opposite is Stradbroke Island. It has some grass areas, a Lions Club Parking and Camping area with toilets, and a cold shower outside where the taps are. Today the Corona virus restrictions in Queensland were lessened and locals were able to drive within aContinue reading “Sandy Beach Russell Island”

Going to the Mainland

The Island is limited to one super market, the IGA, and there is also a chemist, bakery and Post Office in the same area. This means you don’t have the big supermarkets with the specials and discounts. I also needed to go to the Motor Registration Branch at Cleveland for my License. I left onContinue reading “Going to the Mainland”

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”

Russell Island Jetty

Russell Island in Redland City is the biggest of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, situated between the mainland and North Stradbroke Island in the state of Queensland, Australia. The island is eight kilometres long and nearly three kilometres wide. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Island_(Moreton_Bay) The channel separating it from the mainland is known as Main Channel and the channelContinue reading “Russell Island Jetty”

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