Brisbane Riverview Hotel
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Wednesday 4 November...
We got up and after a nice lazy start headed off towards Brisbane (again) as we had found out the first test between Australia and New Zealand was at the Gabba and we thought we would see if Aussie cricket fans are are sparse as their rugby union fans!!
We decided to take a short detour enroute to Brisbane and set off for the Barumba Lake and Dam.
We spent a bit of ...
... not resist
patting her little fluffy head as she munched away.
We then went to feed the Southerns and
I played the door keeper with putting Phil away into the side
enclosure. This way, Beck can place his and the echidna's food
without marsupial harassment. Phil is so much fun to watch, toddling
around when he realizes where he needs to go.
The dingos were next and boy were they
excited! We fed them in coconut shell halves. I flipped mine and
... br> called The Summit. We took pictures and looked out at the stunning
view of Brisbane. It really is a perfect view. You can see
everything, even pieces of the oxbows of the Brisbane River and the
airport. To the extreme right (north) of Brisbane are the dramatic
and toothy Glasshouse Mountains with crazy Aussie names like Mount
Beerwah, Mount Tibberoowuccum, Mount Tibrogargan, Mount Ngungun, and
Daniel and I stared out into the city
overcast, but it was still a majestic place. One of those that makes
you feel small and amazed. I went back to the river and interlocked
my bike in a busy bike rack at Brisbane Square and used the State
Library wifi. Then I set off around the city. One thing that I
noticed was the outstanding amount of construction taking place. It
was much more than the usual bang-clang of cities and I wondered if
Brisbane was doing more overhaul ...
... blow over the side of the boat. Sammie joked that it would attract the sharks. I think he was joking. The bed setup brought us back down to earth. All the beds were doubles, and were pretty uncomfortable. Sophie and I top and tailed for the trip in our bed which was in the main hull of the boat, overlooking the gantry. The arrangement backfired for Sophie when I managed to kick her in the face one night after dreaming that her head was a bag which was falling off the end of my bed, so ...