Brisbane, QLD

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Eve Stroll by the Bay

On Christmas Eve we were invited by friends, Alma and Bill, to their house for lunch. We had a delicious prawn and avocado starter and then excellent grilled fish with salad, followed by Alma's famous Christmas trifle. It is to die for. After lunch they took us to Woody Point for a stroll along the bay.

The new fishing jetty

Interesting sculptures. I liked the lines but I thought they could have been placed in a better spot nearer the water.

Another new sculpture called "Under Marine Skies" made of steel and glass and lighting (it is alight at night). It had photos of people from the past enjoying the bay side beaches. These words were on the plaque:

The ocean is a beacon around which drift

our endless warm, lazy days:

the summer of our distant past,

those of childhood,

of the present........

and those of the future times.

Woody point is part of the Redcliffe Peninsular that sticks out into Moreton Bay.

New apartment blocks with million dollar views.

The locals enjoy fishing from the jetty.

Fishing and shipping.

Brisbane City peeps over the trees.

Brisbane is a busy Port. The Brisbane River empties into Moreton Bay. The bay provides for shipping, recreation and a habitat for sea life and birds.

Then it was time to stroll back and have afternoon tea of mince pies and Christmas Cake. Alma and Bill were so kind to help us celebrate on Christmas Eve when BB has always celebrated Christmas as they do in Switzerland.

Alma, BB, Bill enjoying the bay breeze on a hot Christmas Eve.


  1. Beautiful way to spend Christmas;)

  2. Well that was a lovely little galivant, Diane. Thank you so much. And also for the orientation, so that I can piece it all together in my little pea brain.

    I hope your Christmas was all that you hoped for. Now it is onwards and upwards to 2010.

  3. What a lovely stroll after such a delicious sounding meal. I feel relaxed just viewing your amazing buildings and sculptures. (Yes, I agree,those birds would look better nearer the water) I love the L O N G jetty photo, in fact I loved your whole post as always. You have such lovely friends because you are such lovely friends! Blessings and love at this special time. Jo (PS I'm so glad you've had rain.)

  4. Wonderful and sunny pictures ! I was less lucky, we had a lot of snow and snow rain in Malmedy where usually it should be only snow, and the sun was very shy too. But it was very nice to stay our son, DIL and her parents. They have a holiday home there the old farm where I have been in September.

  5. Oh, my! These are wonderful. I especially love the origami boat!

  6. What a beautiful way to enjoy Christmas. I wish I was there with that nice breeze too. You are so blessed to have such wonderful and close friends.

    Happy New Year now.

  7. Those photos look so warm and sunny compared to our chilly winter. Loved them all, those sculptures were really neat, especially the glass one. I bet it looks beautiful all lit up at night. The one of BB and your friends was great too.

  8. Hellooooo! What a beautiful place you live in!

  9. Lovely way to spend Christmas Day ... BEAUTIFUL views! Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs and blessings,

  10. That was a nice cool blog walk. I like the sculptures.