The above image shows a waterbus approaching Russell Island en route from mainland Redland Bay after calling at Karragarra, Macleay, and Lamb Islands. It will stop at Russell Island before continuing on back to the mainland. The waterbuses service our Southern Moreton Bay Islands in what is ultimately a circular route, travelling in alternate directions each half hour or so. This means that we can go from any particular island to another (inter-island trips are free), depending on which direction a particular waterbus is heading. Or, if we’re going to or coming from the mainland, we’ll eventually arrive at our destination one way or another. The image below shows how that works – although frankly, for most of us islanders, coming back from the mainland always seems to work more enjoyably than going to it.