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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Thursday, August 22, 2013

From there to here sometimes feels like too far.

This old appropriately low-res shot is of one of three twin-hull waterbuses that serviced our islands in the early/mid nineties. Over the years since, we’ve progressed through permutations of this design to our contemporary versions, quite different from the old days when we all sat in the same cabin area as the driver (unless you wanted to pop a beer and/or have a cigarette out the back, both now forbidden). Our old mainland jetty was well up the shallowish Weinam Creek inlet, and on really low tides the driver sometimes had to ask the passengers in the rear of the cabin space to come and crowd up at the front in order to raise the stern so that the propellers wouldn’t hit the bottom as we headed out towards the bay. And despite today’s air-conditioned comforts, I sometimes miss the community camaraderie of those older boats.