North Stradbroke Island, or “Minjerribah” as it is called in the local Jandai language, is a huge sand island in Moreton Bay east of Brisbane. Today we explored it on our fat bikes.
My friend Eric often says that when it has been raining for a while, with more to come, the best place to ride is the beach.
His advice paid off today.
The tides were favourable. The temperatures were cool. A paddle on the Caboolture River seemed like a good idea.
Today’s adventure involved kayaks and bikes as we traced out a large loop around the North Pine River and Redcliffe.
Each time I visit Straddie I think to myself “Why have I waited so long to come back to this amazing place?”
After visiting for a quick overnighter last weekend, I indulgently decided go back a couple of days later. Two ferry trips to North Stradbroke Island in less than a week is a new record for me.
Today’s ride followed a lazy 110km loop through bushland and bike tracks to the north of Brisbane.
Winter, with its clear skies and cool days, is the perfect time to visit Moreton Island. And best of all – by visiting mid-week, we had the place to ourselves.
“That’s the second week in a row we’ve visited a place we won’t be coming back to!”
My riding buddies were right. The D’Aguilar Range has some steep hills. Some of them are best done on foot, not by bike.