Sunday, February 28, 2010

Back in Belmont, Qld

I think I must have been a bit ambitious in saying that we would have the bus back by Wednesday, we finally were united late on Friday afternoon.  So instead of freeloading at the kids for one night we ended up spending 4 nights in total.  I think they were glad to see the back of us.  Apparently a cable was left off in Perth and after the part came up from Adelaide it was fitted and Bill assures me the bus is running even better now.  While we were away the park was invaded by a Caravan Club about 21 vans & one Motorhome from the Sunshine Coast had arrived for their monthly jaunt.  We managed to get ourselves invited to their Wine, Cheese and Trivia night, joining Patricia and John (the one Motorhome) at their table, and we won!!!!  Much to the jeers and Boo Hoos of the others, (in jest only)  the blow ins and motorhomers to be precise.  I beg your pardon.  Who Us!!!!! We only won because we quessed correctly that only Victoria could have a place called "Dented Head" We were the last table to leave, had to finish off some good wine and some liquer muscat, and it was still raining and we didn't want to get wet.  I think we trotted off to bed about 9.30 we had been there since 5pm.   No tea again!!!!! It rained all day yesterday but it was lovely and cool for a change, not like today, still showers but very humid.  I feel sympathy for all our friends and family in WA sweltering in their heat wave.  They have had temperatures in the high 40s for the past week.

This is a view of Brisbane CBD from Kangaroo Point.
They really utilise the Brisbane River, There are ferries to take you via the river to several vantage points on the river.  Kangaroo Point is a high density residential area directly opposite Brisbane CBD, only a short stint acroos the river on the River Cat.
Brisbane River from the other direction from Kangaroo Point.
While we were staying with family we visited another lovely favourite spot, Wellington Point.  There is a lovely Cafe there which has 360 degree water views  .We lunched there on two occasions, and we snapped these photos, again the photos don't really do it justice. 
This is the jetty at Wellington Point.

The tide is out but you can walk out a fair way
I have been feeling a little bit homesick since I have been back after going home at christmas so we haven't visited one of my other favourite spots very often as it reminds me too much of home.  That is Raby Bay in Cleveland.  A beautiful spot. Today we visited the markets at Chandler, they have some lovely fresh vegies and fruit and some very aromatic spices amongst other things.  Tomorrow is very exciting we are going to the mole scan clinic.  Wednesday we have booked to go on the "Rattler" through the Mary Valley.
Talk again soon

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