Sandgate is a bayside suburb of Brisbane situated 16k north of the city. It was settled in 1853 and when the railway arrived it became a popular place for people to go for seaside recreation and to cool off in summer.
We copied the early travellers and caught a train. First we all met in the city and had a coffee.
Unfortunately it wasn't a sunny day for us but it didn't stop us having fun. We walked from the station.....
....passing the historic Town Hall.
We soon arrived at the Full Moon Hotel, which was built in the 1860's and called Osbourne House then and provided accommodation for the travellers. It overlooks Bramble Bay and has a great seafood menu
This is how it looks on a sunny day. I took this with my phone on an earlier visit to Sandgate.
After a delicious lunch and lots of happy chatter we strolled back to the station without needing umbrellas. We passed some earlier styled homes on the way.
The next Thursday at tennis we decided to continue the Christmas spirit and we all brought a plate of food and had another party
My great tennis mates. Two ladies cannot play any more due to medical reasons but they still come for the social enjoyment.