Now where does this look like we are? New Orleans?? No - it's Brett's Wharf, in the Hamilton reaches of the Brisbane river!! The good old Kookaburra Queen was undergoing a bit of maintenance, and was doing a few manoeuvres , reversing and turning etc, while we were waiting for the City cat to dock. For those who aren't aware, the Kookaburra Queen is a pleasure boat, catering for parties, wedding receptions etc .
We took the City Cat to Southbank and got some great photos of the Bougainvillea Walk - still has some years to go before it really is covered with Bougainvillea though! But you can see how spectacular it is going to be one day.
This is me (on the right) and my friend of 38 years, Edna. Note the knitting bag in my hands!! Poor Edna arrived for an 8 days holiday in Brisbane, from Rockhampton on August 23rd, in agony with a trapped sciatic nerve. 10 weeks later, she left to visit her daughter on the other side of Brisbane before returning to Melbourne! We have enjoyed her being here - we have a lot in common, we both knit and crochet and Edna does the most spectacular cross stitch I have ever seen. This is her latest creation - it has taken her 18 months (I think)
Yes folks - this is CROSS STITCH! a reproduction of the McCubbin painting of the Shearing Shed. What a talent!
There are a lot of native ibis here at Southbank - they are very tame and will take food out of your hands - grand daughter Caitlin loved this. In fact, the ibis are becoming a problem in all the public places here in Brisbane, they really are not afraid of humans, and because they get used to being fed, they congregate in large numbers wherever people picnic!
We had a lovely day - Edna could only manage a couple of hours - so it was back on the City Cat and back down the river, and home!