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Archive for July 24, 2015

Scarborough – Day 6

Staying In Scarborough has been great, the roads aren’t manic and we’ve become quite familiar with the string of suburbs along the peninsula but I’m looking forward to moving away from a city. Today we were back on very busy roads on our way to get the Jeep and return the hire car. It’s definitely nice to have the Jeep back and it now has better suspension (apparently it’s important to say, Bilstein shockers) and a sturdy bulbar. I won’t go in to any of the other little tweeks but Alex is delighted with them.

We finally got around to investigating the wreck of the Guyundah and enjoyed a lovely walk through the arboretum which lines the shore. There were impressive Pandanas, Sheoaks and spreading big leaved trees which make us feel we have moved much closer to the tropics. On our way back from the Guyundah we stopped at the Redcliffe beach to get a photo of the weird and wonderful sculpture there. A plaque beside it explains a very fanciful “history” of the piece. When you wind the handle a hologram of a dragon appears inside the bulbous part. It was very cleverly made by Russell Anderson.

Down near Scarborough beach there is a massive Moreton Bay Fig Tree which is lit at night and Flying Foxes occasionally flap madly out of it.

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