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Thursday, November 22, 2012

More of 'Cruisin' down the river...'

So to continue with all the sights we saw on Monday...
Firstly, this photo that DH took, just as we passed under the Gateway Bridge...a very interesting perspective I think...There are now 2 bridges; the duplication was called the Leo Hielscher Bridge...still the Gateway to me lol! 


 The next photo shows the cruise ship terminal. Apparently the really big cruise ships can't come into Brisbane as they don't 'fit' but we still get lots of cruise ships visiting just the same.

A bit more of the cruise terminal area...

A smaller ship docking...
 A few weeks ago DH and I went to Fort Lytton. The photo below is of the fort area from the river...


DH's has a telescopic lens, so the photos below get us a bit 'closer' to Fort Lytton 


A gun emplacement from WW2...
When I wrote about Fort Lytton I mentioned that for a number of years the land the fort is on was owned by Ampol and then Caltex Oil Refineries. This shot shows the now, Fort Lytton National Park, dwarfed by the Caltex Refinery. 

Another 'zoom in' on Fort Lytton...



These storage tanks looked like they covered a number of hectares on the north bank of the river...

Looking back up the river...the Gateway bridge is barely visible...

We're getting closer to the mouth of the river...

Looking south here I spotted a large building. It is Nazareth House which is in Wynnum a southern bayside suburb of Brisbane. I had never imagined I could see Wynnum from the Brisbane River.
 Nazareth House was originally a 'Boys Home' run by the Catholic Church. We found out on our tour of Fort Lytton, that older boys from this home were used as labourers on the building of the fort. It was been an aged care facility for quite a while now though.
I 'zoomed ' in on Nazareth House here,,,

This is an example of what is known as a supertanker...over 1000 tonnes.
This is an area of the port where 'robot' crane like vehicles unload and shift  containers. The tower-like building is where the robots are controlled by computer...



More ships being unloaded

The mouth of the river...
 In yet another post I will show photos of some of the islands that we sailed past as well as some scenes of the Gold Coast's Broadwater. We were in Moreton Bay all the time...this large bay runs from the Sunshine Coast down to the top of the Gold Coast.


3 comments:

shez said...

lovely pics Maria and some very interesting sites,thankyou for sharing.xx

Mary said...

Great for you to be enjoying summer weather activities. Love the warmth.

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

Another interesting post Maria. I have rellies coming over from the UK in March and I've sent them a link to your blog so they can check out the cruise that you took.