....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. Ginger above.
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 bottom.
Taken from the top.