Brisbane is every bit as fickle as Wellington.
We caught the train to the city and walked across the Kurilpa Bridge to Southbank. The view down the river was just splendid. After a bit of a wander we found a very nice Japanese restaurant and enjoyed lunch in the open air.
We continued up the Bougainvillea walkway to the Goodwill Bridge and crossed back to the other side. I enjoyed a stroll through the grounds of Queensland University of Technology at Gardens Point, having enjoyed several weeks in residence there during a sabbatical while I was still employed. The view to the North as we crossed the bridge should have warned us of an impending change in the weather.
In the botanical gardens there are some magnificent examples of the Moreton Bay Fig tree.
At the duck pond near the exit to the city we encountered some of the Eastern water dragons that abound around Brisbane. This particularly fine specimen was unperturbed when I lay down near him to meet him eye to eye. We caught the train and arrived back at Bald Hills in the midst of a lively thunderstorm and had to scramble to rescue a very large load of washing from the clothes line.
That’s enough for today.