Day 486 – 500 9/9/18 – 23/9/18 Brisbane

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.2018 10 Sep_9889_edited-1

Todd & his partner Cherie. They are getting married in Dec.2018 10 Sep_9896

Tristan got a bit cold so he had to wear his Pop’s old corduroy jacket.2018 10 Sep_9897

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.2018 12 Sep_9955

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 1985.2018 12 Sep_9951

A weekend on Moreton Island with the kids was the tonic we all needed.


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The transportation.

The Family.

A Sea Eagle with its chick & then flying away with a sea snake.2018 15 Sep_00542018 15 Sep_0165

Whales !2018 15 Sep_0119_edited-1

Tangalooma wrecks.DCIM100MEDIADJI_0151.JPG2018 15 Sep_0247

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). 2018 15 Sep_0067

Quote of the Day

“You can’t soar like an Eagle, when you’re surrounded by Turkeys”


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