On Sunday Bill says, "Let's go to a computer market at Ipswich." I think, "Boring, boring." So I rang an old friend who lives on the other side of Ipswich, a city 30 mins west of Brisbane. I suggested we meet in Ipswich and have a picnic after the computer market. So Joan and Norm met us at the computer market. The boys went shopping, and we had a chat. BB bought some Ram but it didn't go baa baa it goes into one of his computers.
Then Joan and Norm took us to the new big Riverlink shopping centre and then across the river to..........
....the River Heart Parklands, where we had a simple winter picnic. Soup, bread roll, cheese and apple.
It was warm in the sun. After lunch we walked through the parklands along the bank of the Bremer River. It is hard to believe we are in the middle of a city and just across the river is a huge shopping centre.There were many native plants.
There is a board walk along the river edge.
Old friends Joan and Norm. We met them in Papua/ New Guinea 45 years ago.
Australian rivers flow a lot slower than European rivers but when we have tropical rain for days they flood and surge to the sea causing havoc on the way.
Above you can see how the trees have been bent over with the torrent during the last floods.
We returned via a higher path and came upon this.......
...lovely little stream with the most gorgeous sculptures of children playing.
Then we came to an unusual fountain which was hard to capture. It was like a huge stairway of concrete blocks with water running down the steps.
Taken from the top.
Then it was farewell friends and Ipswich.