Saturday, July 27

Long Way to Brisbane

We were invited to afternoon tea at my daughter's home at Hemmant, so decided to go via the scenic route - Scarborough and Redcliffe, so set off around 11.30 am.  O had woken only a short time before we left, and manage to eat a bowl of muesli in haste before we departed.

Just after Burpengary  I drove onto Deception Bay Road and followed the "Northern Scenic Route" which took us out to Scarborough and Morgans.  It was hard not to exclaim "OMG" frequently as the development in the region was enormous.  So much has changed since I was last in the area.

At Scarborough we "toured" the fresh fish side of Morgans Seafood  before deciding to have some hot food - fish and chips, calamari, etc.    It was a short wait really for our meal - there certainly was quite a line, and we were glad we were not there at a very busy period!!!



Outside to the seating overlooking the boats we went, but R would not sit anywhere where nasty birds were!!!  Of course there were plenty of seagulls and the odd ibis.  So we sat well away from any of the feathered visitors to Morgans, though one of each species did wander over to us which caused some drama.  And a PeeWee screeched beside us which also unnerved my Chinese visitors.

After we had eaten we ventured to Redcliffe - such a glorious day, and so wonderful for taking photos.

Looking south to the pier

On the pier/jetty.

Boats moored in the calm water at the end of the jetty.

Looking back from the end of the jetty. 
When we had finished at Redcliffe we headed to Hemmant arriving not long before the family arrived home and soon the celebrations were in full swing.

What a cake!!! So yummy chocolate and gold stawberries.  Awesome.   Made my Sally the Cake Lady.






And just before we left for the return journey to Beachmere we were shown three of the new budgerigar babies  



Traffic was bad on the highway - usual traffic jam around the Nudgee area, but we soon were on our way safely to Beachmere.


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