Tag Archives: Queensland
Glass House Mountains were named by Captain Cook on the 17 May 1770, as he sailed up the east coast of Australia in his Endeavour, approximately 64 kilometres north of Brisbane. ‘These hills lie but a little way inland, and not far … Continue reading
The urban dictionary’s definition of “shakedown” reads… Another word for extortion/blackmail, or the obtaining of a good or service through means of force, threats/intimidation, or abuse of power. Wikipedia has a definition reading… Shakedown (testing) a period of testing undergone by a … Continue reading
The North Pine Dam, also known as Lake Samsonvale, was completed in 1976. Located north-west of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, you will find this concrete gravity dam with earthfill embankments on abutments. This dam is a gated dam, allowing the local authority … Continue reading
A day at the beach.
Although Mum has not once complained, I know she is struggling. When I ask her how she is, she smiles and says “I’m feeling great”. She’s attended an interstate wedding, numerous birthday parties and of course Christmas celebrations whilst battling … Continue reading
Deception Bay in the Caboolture Shire, Queensland, Australia, lies approximately 30 kilometres north of Brisbane It is called Deception Bay because when discovered by Lieutenant John Oxley in 1823, he thought the bay was a river because of its unusual … Continue reading
Not exactly “Super”. Low cloud on the horizon so we missed the grand entrance but managed to get some nice pics anyway. I set up camera at the Redcliffe Jetty and waited. Click on gallery to enlarge and enjoy.
Fang – Australian slang to drive one’s car or motorbike at great speed. A popular place to go for a “fang” is in the forestry between Beerburrum and the Glasshouse Mountains in Queensland, Australia.