Brisbane is a wonderful city. I got to see a lot of it today in a nice big loop which covered the mountainous D’Aguilar National Park & Brisbabe Forest Park in the West, the CBD, and the Wetlands in the East. I took my time, …
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[singlepic id=647 w=320 h=240 float=left]I had the pleasure today to read an old newspaper article from “The Brisbane Courier” which describes what the South Brisbane and West End areas of Brisbane were like in the 1820′s. The story was published in 1930 by someone who, fifty years earlier had made “the acquaintance of an old …
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Liz and I took the kids into the city on Sunday for a ride on the City Cat, a stroll around South Bank, and a wander through GOMA. I’ve lived in this wonderful city most of my life, and I think I take it for granted, because I was quite surprised how beautiful it is. …
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Dundalli Sketch by Sylvester Diggles, 1854
Dundalli was an Aboriginal leader and fighter from the Dalla people of the Blackall Ranges who was eventually adopted by the fearsome Djindubarri people of Bribie Island in the 1840′s.
He was convicted of the murder of Andrew Gregor and Mary Shannon in 1846. People much …
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Cycling to the top
The Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges span the mouth of the Brisbane River.
Climbing to almost 80 metres above the water, they allow huge volumes of traffic to flow from one side of the river to ther other.
A bike path on this new bridge was …
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We drove out to the Boondall Entertainment Centre today so Liz and Lilly could see “Disney on Ice”.
Harrison and I took advantage of the trip, brought our bikes and explored the Boondall Wetlands while Liz and Lilly …
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Another great afternoon bike ride through the Boondal Wetlands with Liz and the kids.
This is one of my favourite places to ride – especially at sunset
Afternoon at Boondal
We spent an hour around sunset yesterday riding throught the Boondall Wetlands along the Moreton Bay Bikeway.
No cars, lots of open space, and great views. What more could you want?
The Bikeway …
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Riding up a Storm
Harrison takes a drink while mountain biking through yesterday’s dust storm.
The sky was light brown, and after a few minutes riding, my mouth tasted like dirt (yes, I’m very familiar with the taste of dirt).
But but that didn’t stop us zipping down …
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I went over the handlebars three times today.
After Crash #1 Harrison and Neil after Crash #2 After Crash #3
Thankfully I was with Simon & …
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