Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Great Skill

Energex is doing their annual survey off the main power transmission lines and i came across this crew on my morning run.This pilot hovered in the same spot for approximately 10 minutes before moving on to the next tower. Posted by Picasa

How is this for a window seat that all kids wanted when they were going somewhere. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, May 07, 2006

This massive structure behind my grandson is the beginnings of the Greenbridge that is to be used by pushcyclist and buses to access the Uni of St Lucia. This is only a small part of the bridge. Posted by Picasa

The Avenue

This avenue of Bouganvilla run the full lenght of Southbank for approximately 3km, and has taken years to get to this stage.A family going to a picnic at the City beach. Posted by Picasa

This is the beach at Southbank, it was created after Expo88 and as you can see is across the river from the city. Thousands of locals and tourist flock to this area every day very popular. Posted by Picasa

Another shot of the Forceful, about to tie alongside the HMAS Diamontina at the Maritime Museum at Southbank. Posted by Picasa

This beautiful Old Tug is the Forceful and is still in use to this day, she can be chartered for cruises down the river to the bay. The only sound that could be heard was her steam horn no sound from the massive steam engine and the only smell was from burnt coal. Remember that! Posted by Picasa

Took our Grandson to a place called Southbank for his birthday, his suggestion well spoted the Old HMAS Diamontina in the river. It has been taken out of drydock so repairs to the drydock can be carried out, The dock gate was leaking so badly that the Diamontina was floating defeats the purpose of a drydock.The Museum trust could not repair the gate because( believe it or not) it was heritage listed. Posted by Picasa

Had to go to Indoorpilly today and thought we would catch the Moggill Ferry, $1.60 later and we were on the other side of the Brisbane river saved a round trip of at least 30km.And at the price of fuel these days well worth it.As you can see the ferry uses cables to cross the river. Posted by Picasa