25.03.2009 30 °C
Had breakie at a nice outdoor (what isn’t outdoors here) restaurant and decided to stroll the windy river. Now that John has his north and south figured out, we were on the go. We actually didn’t go that far when we stopped to gaze at the busy river traffic. Brisbane River does at least 3 switch backs on its way through the city so car traffic is fairly heavy in the downtown areas.
After some research (asking the lady at the kiosk), we discovered that we could take the “City Cat” both up and down the river for $5.20 pp and that wasn’t the senior rate either. So off down the river we went, we hopped off at another stop, had some fresh calamari and beers and hopped back on to finish our trip of the river going up stream. It was interesting to get the view of the city from the river and to see what they are calling it BrisVegas. Hammerhead cranes and construction are everywhere. They are constructing at least 2 more bridges, one of which I helped hold up for them. See picture….lol
After our great river excursion, we retreated to our hostel for another drinkie and headed down to Chinatown for supper. Tonight we had Vietnamese rice noodles with spring rolls and BBQ beef. Very scrumptious. Tomorrow is the big day at the zoo so we didn’t do much in the evening except as usual….walk and walk. This backpacking is really shaping us up…well perhaps it would if we would quit eating all the time!!
I have inserted a construction picture for our construction friends from John. This giant backhoe was loading on the “tipper” but down in the hole was another backhoe lifting the dirt up to this pile. About 35 feet down (according to John)!