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, October 22, 2015

Help is on its way.

In the event of medical emergencies, we Southern Moreton Bay Islands residents are well-served by helicopters that zoom in and whip us off to hospital. Sometimes it’s an RACQ Careflight chopper, and at other times it’s a Rescue 500 one – and okay, maybe I oughta know what the difference is and why, but maybe it’s just to do with availability. I’ll try to remember to ask the onboard doctor if I ever find myself being evacuated in the middle of a massive heart attack or whatever.

Anyway, the shot above (literally) is from the Rescue 500 Facebook page showing a pilot’s eye view as the chopper leaves the mainland headed towards our islands. The third island above the dashboard is Macleay Island, their destination this trip. And if you look towards the bottom right of the windscreen, the geometric breakwater shape is where our waterbuses arrive at and depart from Redland Bay.

Then below, another shot from the Facebook page showing a Lamb Island pick-up a few days ago: