Posts Tagged ‘beach’

Trip to Redcliffe

We arrived from Sydney on the 29th and felt that wasting the 2 days until New Year’s Eve, wouldn’t be so nice. So, on the 30th, we caught the bus to Redcliffe, which is a holiday area notrh of Brisbane. I wanted to see the jetty. In the movies it is around jetties that all the important stuff is happening (like a meeting between two heads of mafia clans, deciding the future of a certain X person, two lovers making “for ever”-like promises to one another, son and father seeing each other after a decade and other similar things). What we saw, were a bunch of 60 year olds having their share of sunshine and another bunch of 15-18 year olds jumping for fun off the jetty in the area where it said “jumping forbidden”. Ah..youth! 🙂 Brings back old memories…
It was relaxing, except fo rthe fact the we took the longest way home, following the indications of an almost impossible to understand bus driver.
Oh and some time ago was saying something about being attacked by 2 butterflies. Well it happened again. But this time I got them on tape. Revenge! Muahahhaa!

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Stradbroke Island

It’s been a long time since I posted here. Back to any of my homes, people have started preparing for Christmas, buying presents, setting up the tree, etc. I miss that. But I’m not doing too bad either. 🙂
In this spirit, we went yesterday to the Stradbroke Island. It’s maybe two hours trip from place to place. Not that is so far away from Brisbane, we had to change one bus, one train (to Cleveland), one ferry (to Dunwich) and another bus to Lookout Point on the island.
This island is quite big (see the Wikipedia link) and is full of..nothing. There are actually two areas where people are concentrated: Lookout Point and Amity Point.
Arrrrghh! I don’t feel like giving all these geographical details about the place. The idea is that there is so much wild life there, is so quiet, just a few surfers or fishermen or backpackers. And the beaches!!!! Mmmmm… People back home have asked me “How’s the beach, how’s the ocean?” Well.. they are just perfect! On the eastern part of the island it’s the Main Beach which is…HUGE. Wide and incredibly long. Out of curiosity I checked last night on Google Maps and it’s never ending! It goes on for miles and miles. And yesterday I was actually tempted to walk for as long as I can along this beach hoping I would reach its end. Glad I didn’t do it. 🙂
What else? You will see from the pictures, the landscape is simply breath-taking. Some regions with very steep and beautifully carved shores. We were able to spot dolphins playing in the water, just a few tenths of meters in the open. It’s just impossible to describe how it feels to see animals in their natural habitat. Given the fact that most of the tourists are hypnotized by the Great Barrier, not many of them stop on this island. And that is great because it gave me the opportunity to breathe and enjoy the wilderness in all its splendor.

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