A blog about Lamb Island in Moreton Bay, Queensland – a unique little paradise under forty kilometres as the seagull flies from Brisbane CBD.
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Friday, April 26, 2013

Getting to Lamb Island is easier than leaving it.

Lamb Island, along with three neighbouring islands, is serviced by modern twin-hull ‘waterbuses’ which run more-or-less half-hourly during the day and hourly at night, and the trip takes as little as twenty minutes. The waterbuses are roomy, air-conditioned, and have special areas for passenger ‘freight’. And there’s an unusual feature that non-islanders notice about these trips – we islanders know the drivers and deckhands, and we actually thank them when we disembark. Especially when we’re arriving back on our home island, because most of us are a lot happier about getting home from the mainland than we were heading for it. In fact, when islanders board at Redland Bay for the trip home, you can almost feel the collective relief to be leaving the hassle and traffic to get back to peace and quiet.