We sent Mum off in style. All her Grandkids (with exception of Kelly). Its been a while since they have all been in the same spot.
Todd & his partner Cherie. They are getting married in Dec.
Tristan got a bit cold so he had to wear his Pop’s old corduroy jacket.
We spent an entertaining morning at the QLD Maritime Museum with Hayden.
Bulwer Island lighthouse was closed & moved to the Museum in 1983. It was built-in 1912 at the mouth of the Brisbane River. It is clad in corrugated iron.
The Carpentaria is a lightship. It did the same job as a lighthouse except it was anchored, usually around shoal areas where it was impossible to build a lighthouse. Carpentaria was built in Sydney in 1917 & spent most of its life in the Gulf of Carpentaria. It was retired in 1985.
A weekend on Moreton Island with the kids was the tonic we all needed.
A Sea Eagle with its chick & then flying away with a sea snake.
Cowan Gun emplacements were built in 1937 to cover the main channel through Moreton Bay. It entailed two 6″ guns & controlled mine fields in the channel. The emplacements were abandoned in 1960. Since then erosion has undermined & moved the concrete structures.
Cape Moreton Lighthouse was the first lighthouse built in QLD. It was built in 1857 by the NSW Govt (prior to QLD becoming a separate colony).
Quote of the Day
“You can’t soar like an Eagle, when you’re surrounded by Turkeys”