On the southern end of Russell Island is a patch of Sand that is known as Sandy Beach. When the tide is out there s sand there, and around the corner is a sheltered spot people like to swim, not worrying about the sharks that are also swimming around in this area, making it notContinue reading “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”
I went to Sandy Beach to see the Yacht Club were having a sunset sail. That sounded great so I stayed to watch the yachts and maybe even get a sail on one of them. The first to arrive was the multi colored sail There were 2 other yachts…but the owners said they tip overContinue reading “Sandy Beach Sailing”
Flood prone, storm tide and drainage constrained land mapping has identified the potential for storm tide inundation to have significant inland penetration during a severe storm event which has the potential to isolate communities on Russell Island. Communities located at the southern end of Russell Island such as those at Sandy Beach and Rocky Point are particularly vulnerable. For the Sandy Beach area on the south eastern tip of Russell Island, indications are that the primary access road – Glendale Road, could experience flooding to the west of Jingella Avenue effectively isolating the entire area
A total of 19 plant formations occur on the tidal wetlands. Six of those formations are dominated by the mangrove Avicennia marina. Climatic conditions in Moreton Bay provide optimum temperatures of 18- 24 degrees for the growth of Avicennia marina for six to seven months of the year. Behind the fringing mangroves, salt-marsh is usuallyContinue reading “Mangroves on the Wetlands….Southern Moreton Bay Islands”
I was too late..the sun had already risen by the time I got there… I moved down to Sandy Bay and took a few photos there of the morning light..
I went to photograph the sunrise but missed the early color as the sun was already above the horizon when I arrived. I drove down to Sandy Beach where the sun was above the water and took some photos before the midges chased me back into my car, They are really about with a bitingContinue reading “Morning on Sandy Beach Russell Island”
Russell Island was originally called Canaipa. It was named Russell Island in the 1840s after Lord John Russell, Secretary of State for the colonies in the 1840s. http://www.redland.qld.gov.au/AboutRedlands/History/OurSuburbs/Pages/Southern-Moreton-Bay-Islands.aspx Some of the first Europeans to live on the islands were convicts. When the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement was operating (between 1824 and 1842), convicts were sentContinue reading “Canaipa Point Russell island”