We went to Wivenhoe Dam about 80k away from Brisbane to meet friends for lunch at the little restaurant there. (That's why) On the way we stopped for a coffee at the little town of Fernvale. We parked near this beautiful tree.
|I think it is a Poinciana Tree but it could be a Flame Tree although it doesn't look the right shape for that.|
Taking a page out of Red Oz's blog we trotted into the local Bakery.
Unlike Red we resisted the fattening goodies and......
.....wandered through to the back garden seating and settled for a coffee.
We arrived at the lake ahead of time so we grabbed our cameras and walked around the parklands. We have had a wet year so there is plenty of water in the dam. Last year it got so full that engineers had to discharge water to avoid the wall being damaged. Unfortunately more torrential rain arrived and consequently Brisbane was flooded. Just recently there was a court case over the management of the dam and the engineers were found guilty of not following the rules.
The 200 miles of shore line provides some nice picnic places and ......
I loved the colour of the grass.
Many photographs later our friends arrived and we had a relaxing lunch in a cute little restaurant overlooking the lake.