27.10.2015 - 03.11.2015
Having been travelling up the east coast for the past 7 months, with only a few weeks left I had the option to continue exploring, on to Darwin and maybe a bit more of the West Coast, or to spend some time with friends I had met along the way. Darwin will always be there, but good friends may not.
So I flew from Cairns down to Brisbane to meet up with Macca who Id' met in Innisfail, and was now spending some time at his parents' house in Albany Creek, near Brisbane,
with my favourite vehicle I've driven during my time here...and yes, it's mostly because it's blue!
I'm easily pleased, and one place we visited was Northside Produce ..and pet store! with some interesting birds for sale, including lots of Gouldian Parrots
Ring Neck Doves
stunning Golden Pheasants
All sorts of chickens including these Sikies
and other animals from pigs
and the resident, and very cuddly cat
A trip into Brisbane city gave me chance to show Macca some sights I'd seen on my last visit as a tourist. But it was great to see the Jacaranda trees in full bloom this time
though google has some stunning photos of these
but one place I hadn't been to was the Pancake Maker... mmmm!!
set in an old church
Heading out for a walk around the nearby Samsonvale Lake,
We took Sally for as far as her little legs would carry her!
The North Pine Dam is a mass concrete gravity dam with earth-fill embankments on abutments with a gated spillway across the North Pine River that is located in the South East region of Queensland, Australia.
The main purpose of the dam is for supply of potable water for the Moreton Bay region and Brisbane's northern suburbs. The impounded reservoir is called Lake Samsonvale.
We went back another evening to enjoy some champagne at sunset
it was a good week of good food, good wine and good company.