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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Monday, June 03, 2013

Lamb Island got off to a rocky start.

At least a week or two before the early aboriginal inhabitants of our part of Queensland arrived (without entry visas, it might be noted), the whole area was something of a hotbed of volcanic activity that shaped the landscape. That can be seen, not only in the red soil in the area, but in these stones that are visible along parts of the Lamb Island foreshore at low tide. In terms of scale, most of them are around the size of golf balls. The reddish ones are ferrous something-or-other, while the lighter ones are quartz – and apparently both kinds got here by being flung from volcanoes up to eighty kilometres away. Which, I imagine, must’ve been a real blast.