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This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall. After a six-year adventure sailing from Dartmouth to Australia, we are now back in Britain.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

City Break 2

Brisbane is Australia's third-largest city, with a population of just over 2 million (roughly twice the size of Auckland). Originally a convict settlement (in 1824), then a harbour town, it has grown dramatically in recent years and there is still a lot of building work going on. It sits on a river which burst its banks causing significant flooding and damage in 2011 and again in 2013 but since then vast sums of money have been spent on building new boardwalks along the river front with landings for the regular high speed ferries travelling up and down the river. Here are a few photos from our day and a half there:

Looking across from the South Bank towards the old Government Treasury Building and Commissariat Store Building, surrounded by the modern face of the Central Business District (CBD)

Looking down river, the ferries on the move
The old Treasury is now, fittingly, a casino 

Wesley Mission Church on Albert St

City Hall

One of the City Cat ferries

It's possible to anchor or moor a yacht here - we'll try to bring Maunie here later this year!

The Story Bridge looks better at night!

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