A natural perched lake, pure rainwater tinged brown by the native teatrees, Brown Lake, or Lake Bummiera, is a hidden treasure. The lake itself is a prominent part of the landscape for the people of Quandamooka, particularly the Dandrubin-Gorenpul and Noonucal Aboriginal groups. They associate Brown Lake with women and children, where only women are allowed to speak for the natural wonderContinue reading “Brown Lake Stradbroke Island”
Russell Island in Redland City is the biggest of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, situated between the mainland and North Stradbroke Island. The island is eight kilometres long (north-to-south) and nearly three kilometres wide. The channel separating it from the mainland is known as Main Channel and the channel separating it from North Stradbroke Island is known as CanaipaContinue reading “Ooncooncoon Bay Russell Island”
History and timeline of the southern Moreton Bay Islands…
Macleay has a range of shops including cafes, pizza, hot bread, restaurants and supermarkets. There’s also a dentist, doctor, chemist, and vet as well as the islands emergency services. The large Community Centre and Hall is used by many local groups. A lively Progress Association runs the island’s library.
Originally subdivided in the early 1970s, a bridge was promised by the then government. This never eventuated and residents are now feeling the pressure of transport to the mainland for some shopping trips, as mainland parking has become very scarce.
The Bay Islands enjoy a quiet, relaxed lifestyle with many retirees, pensioners and more recently, an influx of younger families looking for some safety and security, away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland.
http://www.cleancruising.com.au/itinerary.asp?sched=PACDAW269_20160308 2 Wed 9 Mar 2016 At Sea 3 Thu 10 Mar 2016 At Sea 4 Fri 11 Mar 2016 Tangalooma, Australia Originally a whaling station, Tangalooma is a resort township on the west side of Moreton Island, just a seventy minute catamaran trip from Brisbane, in Queensland, Australia. The island is home to Queensland’sContinue reading “Cruising to Moreton Island..”
If the saying Red Sky in the morning, shepherd take warning has any meaning, then storms are likely to be coming to the islands. The sky was a bowl of color this morning I walked down to the Cricket Oval and up to a corner House for all these different views from almost the sameContinue reading “Morning Sunrise Russell Island”