Today, Monday 16 March, is my last full day in Brisbane.
Tomorrow afternoon I will be picked up to go to Toowoomba where the air safari starts. Today started by doing the laundry; this took the bigger part of the morning and since you can’t go for a long time (others were waiting for the washer, so I had to make sure to get my stuff out as soon as the machine stopped spinning) I was stuck to the hotel.
After this very exciting start of the day, I walked to the South Bank again. I enjoyed some time hanging around over there before pottering back to the city. Last time to have a Grande Latte at my favorite Starbucks Coffee on the corner of Queen and Creek street. It’s been a very relaxed and hot day today.
So how was Brisbane? It’s a great place to just relax or hang out. I think it’s a nice place to live and work. But for the tourist, there’s just not enough to stay here for more than let’s say three days. After that you want to go further away from town and see what’s in the area.
I will not have access to the Internet on Tuesday and it’s unclear for the days after that. So this may be the last post for a few days. But don’t worry: you will not miss a thing as I will share everything with you as soon as I get back online.
Cyclone Hamish has caused a big problem here. A cargo ship lost 31 containers with chemicals and one of these containers punched a hole in the oil tank of the ship. Result: a big oil spill (230 ton of it) along the coast (it’s spread over 60 km). And that’s a big issue for this area. Not only because of the impact on nature, but this is the area where the nice beaches and the surfers are. So it has also an economical impact and that’s painful in these difficult times.Read full article
Well, I found out why you couldn’t get the bigger/high res pictures when clicking on a picture in the blog entries. I also tried to enable the Google maps integration, but that’s one that for sure will require a bit more time…
For now: this will allow you to look at “the bigger picture” or go to the “Picture Gallery” page to browse all pictures here ;-)
As you can see, I have been posting some messages over the last days. During the creation of the posts I have added an image gallery based on Gallery 2 and today I added a guestbook to the site.
The image gallery still needs a lot of work, but for now it allows me to upload my pictures and add them to the posts. Looks like I have broken the gallery - blog integration. When you click on a picture in the log, it should show a bigger/high res version… So far, I am not a big fan of this particular piece of software… But then, I have not put a lot of time in it either.
The gallery has some form of Google Maps integration, but I have had no time to work on that.
I will work on the Google Maps integration (not only for the pictures but also to show GPS tracks) over the next days.