Category Archives: Brisbane

July 23, 2017 … there and back again

Since I last wrote, Mary and I spent eleven days in Queensland with our eldest son and his lovely family. In so doing we missed most of the wildest and coldest storm Wellington has had in four or five years. … Continue reading

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December 7, 2016 … a happy conclusion

Now I am home. No matter how much I love being with my sons and daughters and grandchildren, there is an inevitable time when being home is the right place to be. Last Wednesday in Brisbane started off in spectacular … Continue reading

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November 30, 2016 … on the West Island

Here I am in the big brown island next door. It’s 8:20 am and already the thermometer is telling me it’s 26 deg C, and heading for 28. I am enjoying the hospitality of my eldest son David and his … Continue reading

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August 30, 2014 … nature at its best, close to the city

At home again and Queensland is rapidly receding into memory. Of course, photographs are a wonderful aid to memory, and yesterday I made a lot of images. We went to Coochiemudlo Island at the Southern end of Moreton Bay. It … Continue reading

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August 29, 2014 … a close encounter of the marsupial kind

Our time in Brisbane is almost at an end. Yesterday afternoon, I went with David to collect Isaac from school. I liked the textures of the tall bamboo growing near the classrooms, though I have the idea that they are … Continue reading

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August 28, 2014 … weather or not

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 … Continue reading

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August 27, 2014 … chance encounters of the hopping kind

Various opportunities arose yesterday. David was at work, and Mary was doing some stuff fr the family,and I had the use of a car, so I went back to the Tinchi Tamba wetlands near Bald Hills. Like many of the … Continue reading

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August 26, 2014 … hidden treasures in the wetlands

Better weather than expected gave some nice opportunities. Isaac was starting at a new school, so there was a bit of juggling around that. While I waited for David to return, I turned my camera on a very delicate web … Continue reading

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August 24, 2014 … candles and feathers

One of the major reasons for our visit was our grandson’s birthday. Isaac was seven yesterday, and like most boys of his age in the developed world, he was excited about it. He woke early in the morning, waited patiently … Continue reading

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August 23, 2014 … wet feathers and a bouncing surprise

It turns out that our stay in Australia will be a wet one. For the most part that’s no big problem, but I would have liked a dry spell yesterday for our visit to Lamington National Park near the border … Continue reading

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