Thursday, January 11, 2007

Gardens Point Boat Harbour

On the town reach of the Brisbane River at Gardens Point, there is a boat harbour mooring. If you look towards the point from the Brisbane Riverwalk you get this view. Garden's Point forms part of the city Botanic Gardens. On the other side of the river behind the various boats you can make out the Kangaroo Point Cliffs.

There are 54 yacht moorings, and it is quite common to see a number of yachts moored at any particular time of the year. They range in type from the old junkers, through to the more exotic catamarans, although the berths are too small to get your monster cruisers there. The rates are quite reasonable, at $50 a week. This is part of the reason why some people prefer to live on their yacht! Many have small dinghies they use to get across to the "mainland".

When I was a kid, I used to love the challenge of doing jigsaw puzzles which had harbour scenes. It seemed they would do these to allow you to get a lot of different colour and variation in the picture, which would make it easier to do. Scenes like this always remind me of that. We also have had some nasty sea weather of late, which probably explains why the berths are almost full at this particular harbour.

Cheers, I Love Brisbane, Wes.

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1 comment:

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

Hi again Wes, I love this idea - I sometimes do posts like this about Sydney. I'm amazed how little people look around them as they move about the city. I shall enjoy seeing how you love Brisbane, I think.