I went to Sandy Beach to see the Yacht Club were having a sunset sail. That sounded great so I stayed to watch the yachts and maybe even get a sail on one of them. The first to arrive was the multi colored sail
There were 2 other yachts…but the owners said they tip over so I decided against a sail because of the Camera which I would not like to get wet.
When the multi colored yacht came in, the three yachts lined up and took off for a Yacht race. The black dog rolled in the sand, the kids disappeared, two people were fishing, and leaving a deserted beach I went home
Standing on the Jetty ..left to right.
These were full 360 degree panoramas
Remembrance Day Service at Russell Island RSL
This is not the best view for the sunset….maybe for the sunrise, as the Ramp is located almost on the corner and at this time of the year, the sun is setting further to the west…almost in front of my own place.
It gets dark quite quickly, and soon the view was darkening, but the sunset glow was always in the corner
There was no sign of life anywhere…one catamaran had a guy closing up for the night, the passenger ferry came in and left, and above freewheeling sea eagles soared catching the wind.
I decided to return to my home for the sunset….as the light was just not good
Sandy Beach is at the Southern end of Russell island…the only sandy beach on the island which is mostly mudflats
Russell Island has the highest bushfire risk of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, with the majority of the island being identified as having a high to very high bushfire risk. The properties at greatest risk are those located at the southern end of the island in the Sandy Beach and Rocky Point areas. There is a large area of inaccessible swamp south of Glendale Road which is boarded on the eastern side by the Sandy Beach community. If the prevailing winds during a bushfire event are from the south or west, they are likely to drive the fire towards the at risk properties. The main power line from the mainland supplying power to the Southern Moreton Bay Islands and North Stradbroke Island also runs across this area, putting the power supply to these islands at risk.
Flood prone, storm tide and drainage constrained land mapping has identified the potential for storm tide inundation to have significant inland penetration during a severe storm event which has the potential to isolate communities on Russell Island. Communities located at the southern end of Russell Island such as those at Sandy Beach and Rocky Point are particularly vulnerable. For the Sandy Beach area on the south eastern tip of Russell Island, indications are that the primary access road – Glendale Road, could experience flooding to the west of Jingella Avenue effectively isolating the entire area
The meal was held in the newly finished outdoor area which has now been enclosed and creates a fabulous Summer dining area complemented by a painted wall depicting the sands and landing of Gallipoli.
All members were wearing their medals.
Welcomed by the President
Dinner was Filleted fish or Eye Fillet with vegetables followed by Sticky Date Pudding or profiteroles
I enjoyed the steak and the custard filled chocolate profiteroles with cream
The trend of having babies whilst immersed in water, is not new.
The Australian Aboriginals were doing exactly this for many years.
The birthing pool at Gympie is surrounded with red jaspar rocks, now worn down and rounded through many years of use with areas just right for different birth positions and waiting.
Deep in the forest where the river flows. women would have walked the river bed until they reached the birthing pool where they would have participated in ritual ceremonies with an elder presiding. The natural fresh flowing spring water provided healing and soothing with energy from the surrounding rocks and the overhanging trees and shrubs.
Mt Bauple has always fascinated me. Today the weather was fine and dry so the road was open. The only open anything there was the Museum…
An unfriendly man showed me to the door..I asked to take a few photos, which I did
The park’s main purpose is to protect the area’s exceptional scientific values. Mount Bauple shares its name with the bauple or bopple nut, the local name for the nut from the commercial Queensland nut tree Macadamia integrifolia
Then I went looking for the caravan Park. It was an area next to the road with a patch of grass and no facilities.
It looked dry and dull and lonely… I drove on to Tiaro where I stayed the night.
I was told there that Mt Bauple died a few years ago after a lady complained about a camper, and she caused enough trouble for everything in the town to close. Today there is no shop, no tea room, no business of any kind…just a Museum.
The town is trying to rejuvenate their tourist trade but with nothing to see, do or attend, no shops, no petrol, no services, it will stay dead until something happens to start up again. You cannot even get to the mountain..the Museum man said it was closed to the public…
Mt Bauple promises more than it has to offer..and they need friendlier staff at the Museum if travelers who do visit, decide to overnight there…
As I was driving along, I turned into the park on the right of the highway next to the Information Centre.
Here there were beautiful ponds full of birds..ducks, moor hens, black swan, also turtles.