Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Island Hopping

With a few days off last week we headed across Moreton Bay to spend a bit of time on North Stradbroke Island. Having only visited once before in the ten or so years of living in Brisbane, I thought it might be time to take the kids over for a look.

The ferry ride is only a short 40 minutes from Cleveland to Dunwich. The kids explored pretty much every section of the ferry in that time.

The main activity for the weekend was to be sitting around doing pretty much nothing, with the odd walk down to the beach for a swim.

Teaching the kids how to cast a line was also one of the activities. I was surprised how quickly they picked this up with confident casts on the second attempt.

I also managed to bring a bike along for a bit of beach combing. It also happened that the BSMC social ride was to be on North Straddie as well, so I pedalled the 20km (13mi) across the island to meet the guys and girls as they came off the ferry.

I arrived with enough time to scoff a bacon and egg roll while sitting under a massive old Moreton Bay fig tree taking in the view.

The ferry was pretty much on time and we were quickly on the road to Amity Point.

We cruised along the beach at a good pace with a low tide and great tailwind.

The gearing on my single speed was a tad low for this section and I was spinning like crazy to keep up. Thats the good thing about a SS I guess. You get a great workout on the hills and the flat.

It was a great day for a ride and a very pleasant weekend in all.



  1. Quite simply amazing. Yep amazing that any of your holidays with the kids seems to end up in you going on a bike ride.

    1. You are just jealous because you can't do that with a motorcycle. Pushies are very practical.

  2. Sounds like a great weekend away with the family - and you managed to sneak in some riding time in too.

    My favorite picture had to be the first one. Everyone with their cameras out - priceless.


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