Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Sunday, May 07, 2006
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!
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.
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.