Thursday, March 23, 2006

My little corner of the world...

Our view of the river

We live at Eagleby, a village on the banks of the Albert River. The Albert is a sinuous looping ribbon, a tributary of the Logan River, which leads to the Pacific Ocean. Local fishermen throw in a line and doze on the banks – they don’t catch many fish but I don’t think that’s the main attraction anyway.
To get to our favourite picnic spot at Cabbage Tree Point, we follow the river. A scenic drive that also takes us through the local canefields gets us there, and although it doesn’t compare to the glamorous beaches of the Gold Coast, it is a beautiful spot. The cabbage trees are quite magnificent, covered with the huge flat waxy leaves that give them their name. You can see one in the back of the picnic shelter below.
There’s a sheltered beach where children can safely swim, a playground, picnic ground and lots of fishing spots along the shore. We like to fire up the barbecue and spread ourselves out over one of the picnic shelters. When the whole family gathers there for a reunion, we can easily fill one of these!

One of the things I love most about Cabbage Tree is the bird life - there are a flock of pelicans there that wait patyiently for the fishermen to come back in their boats. I took this picture of them, which I call `The Three Wise Pelicans". They are beauiful birds.

This is a private jetty at Cabbage Treee - I just thought the garden chair was so cool!

So, this is our little corner of the world. The pace is slow, the air is clear and fesh, and if we crave some excitement, the Gold Coast and the City of Brisbane are just half an hour away.


At 7:41 PM, Blogger Heather Blakey said...

I am so thrilled that you have posted this here Gail. Your little corner of the world looks idyllic to me. I might just have to make it up north again one day.

At 12:30 AM, Blogger wrr said...

Thanks for sharing Gail. What a treat to live there. Its like living near a picnic spot forever. Happiness! You don't have to drive anywhere to get away. Come to think of it, you don't need to get away at all. LOL!


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