Sherwood Probus club members and friends have made a couple of trips away from Brisbane’s western suburbs in recent months – we headed for the delights of Moreton Bay.
In June we took the train and headed first to Sandgate where after refreshing ourselves with coffee and tea with cake, we boarded the bus for Redcliffe. Some of us revisited/or saw for the first time the Bee Gees Way, walked the pier, then partook of lunch at places of our choice. The weather was perfect for this relaxed day which was enjoyed by all participants.
Our next outing was in early August when a busload of us headed for Macleay Island. Macleay Island is located 30km from Brisbane at the southern end of Moreton Bay. It is the second largest of the four Bay Islands. At 6.5km long and 4km wide at its widest point, the island is easily traversed on a day trip. On this occasion we were joined by members and friends from Mt Ommaney, Indooroopilly West and Chapel Hill Probus clubs.
The tour arrangements were all well-coordinated. The bus picked us up at Magpies AFL Club in Chelmer and took us to the ferry at Redland Bay Marina, which is where we had morning tea before boarding the ferry for the journey to the island. It was handy that we were able to use our Go Cards. It was a delightful day on the water and after landing at Macleay we were picked up by a different bus which took us on a tour of the island. According to the Macleay Island website, the Island has a diverse and interesting history, both aboriginal and european. Lunch was at the Bowls Club before we headed back to the ferry for the return journey.
It was a great day full of friendship and fellowship. Our next trip is to the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers in September and we hope that is as enjoyable. Thanks to Joan for organising two great days out.