We wanted to go out for the day on Saturday, but we didn’t want to go far. So we did and we didn’t.
We went to Hamilton, a suburb very close to the city and probably the most expensive area for property in all of Brisbane. Well, it is by the river.
But what’s that great big thing at the end? The big white building at the end of the street? Yes, we noticed that on the way in. Couldn’t miss it really…
It’s a big boat isn’t it? I’ll come back to that in a minute. But we had our kids with us and needed to get to the park. Elizabeth played in the road on her scooter. Not much other traffic about though.
And the girls took themselves off to settle at the parks wooden bench set, henceforth to be known as the wine table. And look, you can still see that the boat towering above everything. Look carefully, above the trees in the centre…..
Now I’m not one for holidaying on a cruise ship, it’s just not my thing. But here’s a tip for any of you who do fancy it. Try to avoid going between December and March. It’s cyclone season.
Now you might think “Yes, but you’d have to be really unlucky…..” – Well, just after finding out where this ship was going, I Googled to see if there were any cyclones around.
The following is a quote from RadioAustraliaNews……….
Vanuatu braced for cyclone Atu
Authorities in Port Vila, Vanuatu, rushed to get vulnerable residents to safety as the cyclone moved towards the capital.
Last Updated: 1 hour 37 minutes ago
People in low-lying areas of Vanuatu’s capital Port Vila were being asked to evacuate their homes on Monday night as severe tropical cyclone Atu intensified.
But as I said, it is a big boat. I’m sure it will be all right.
Anyway, we ended our day out with steak, chips and a couple of beers at our favourite steak house, Breakfast Creek Hotel. That was nice too.