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 29, 2016

When we look at Australia, we prefer it to be from a distance.

Looking from Lamb Island past Macleay Island to the mainland (the smudgy bit in the far distance in the shot above), it’s invariably a relief to know that there’s water between us and Australia’s version of reality.

UPDATE: Um, on reflection I’ve realised that the above post seems just a little arrogant. How I maybe should’ve put it is that we’re happy about the bay insulating us from the various urban hassles and compromises that a lot of mainland dwellers come to accept as the way living’s somehow supposed to be. Out here we experience nature in its many moods (all of them fascinating), we breathe clean air, and we enjoy a less frenetic lifestyle than most. We live in leafy surroundings and in houses of diverse styles rather than stifling suburban conformity. Even more importantly, while some people are here because of relatively cheaper property prices and rents, most of us specifically chose Lamb Island for its different lifestyle. That brings a certain individualistic flavour to the character of our community.
So yeah, no offence intended to the rest of Australia, but it’s kinda nice to have that bay between us.