DH had organised to give a lift to 2 other former colleagues who were also attending the function. Both of these friends live to the north of us; one in Bald Hills and the other in Brackenridge. So we headed off to pick them up and then got on to the Gateway Motorway which goes from north of Brisbane, towards the airport, over the river and then well into the southern suburbs and eventually links up with the M1 to the Gold Coast. Traffic does not have to go through the city which is good in this day and age.
|Work being done to create a new runway at Brisbane Airport|
As usual I had my camera and took photos throughout the morning.
|Coming toward the Gateway bridge|
|What a hill on the bridge; allows large ships to navigate up the river|
|Downhill run to the other side of the Gateway Bridge|
|Our journey now goes through Capalaba which has huge shopping complexes|
I spent a lovely 2 hours strolling around the streets of Cleveland. I checked out a few shops but only bought things in 'Crazy Clark's'. It was yarn of course, that I bought :-). I sat in a little park and did some knitting that I had with me. It was a popular little spot with the locals too. Also I stopped at the Coffee Club and had a cup of coffee and a slice of raisin toast.
|'My' lighthouse lol|
|Looking out from Cleveland Point; there are a number of islands offshore with the largest being Stradbroke Is|