I visited Birdsville in August 1993 for the Birdsville Races.
I got arrested by an amazonian policewoman, drank lots of beer that cost an arm and a leg per can, sat on a toilet that got flushed by boiling bore water, slept in a tent city and had a fantastic time.
If you ever want to do something unusual when you visit Queensland in mid “winter” (I use the term loosely), then check out the Birdsville Races. It’s something you just have to do 🙂
I never thought you’d be able to see the sun set over the water in South-East Queensland, considering the fact that it’s on the east coast of Australia.
I took this photo of the sunset from Scarborough on the northern tip of the Redcliffe Peninsula across the road from the Marina, looking north-west over Deception Bay.
It’s much more picturesque when you see it with your own eyes – the Glasshouse Mountains off to the north (not visible in this photo) look spectacular.
I can’t think if many other places in the area where you can see sunsets over the water like this from the mainland.
Well worth the effort!
We visited the “Festival of Sails” at Redcliffe on Friday and watched the launch of the annual Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race.
The place was packed with visitors, but one thing that really impressed us was this sand sculture of a Dragon and some Dolphins. The Dragon has some file coming out of his nostrils. It looks amazing.
Dennis Massoud, aka “Sandman”, who does these sculptures is there every year, and he’s available for parties and functions. He’s a world champion at his craft.