Samstag, 18. August 2012

Goodbye Australia!

Today we have to leave. After an extensive breaky we have a little photo shoot with the kids.

On the other side of the house we observe a nearby bushfire.
This was actually a controlled grass fire which jumped containment lines and came within 100 metres of Brisbane homes. Such fires are layed by firefighters in winter when temperatures are low and it is not to windy. However, the morning was in fact a bit windy. Read more about this fire on Brisbane Times website:

Now we are off to a park and around noon we will be at the airport. Our plane leaves at 14:40 from Brisbane to Singapore. 24 hours later, at 6:30 on Monday morning we will be back to Frankfurt.

Finally we are at Brisbane Airport and say Goodbye to our friends!

(c) Dirk Frantzen 2012 — published via iPad

Position:Camelia Ave,Everton Hills,Australien

Queensland Maritime Museum

We started the day with a proper Aussie breaky. At first the kids had pancakes with icecream, banana and maple sirup.

Then the adult had their bacon, eggs, hash brown, sausace...jummy!

After breaky Jonah joined Leo for his football training.

Then we took the train from Mitchelton station into Brisbane.

This is a "boys tour", Andrew and I take Leo, Jonah, Jeremia and Joshua to the Maritime Museum.

The Queensland Maritime Museum was founded in 1971 and is run by a self-funded voluntary Association. It is situated on the banks of the Brisbane River at the southern end of South Bank Parklands.

The Museum contains extensive collections of historical maritime artefacts, books, documents and photographs.

The collection is displayed to the public in the galleries and grounds of the Museum under the broad headings of Navigation, Lighthouses, Ship Models, Marine Engines, Vessels, and the Dry Dock.

The former HMAS Diamantina is a River Class Frigate, designed in Great Britain and built in Australia.

Although designed as an anti-submarine vessel, her primary duties were in bombardment support of army operations. Her seven sister ships, also built in Australia, were Barcoo, Barwon, Burdekin, Gascoyne, Hawkesbury, Lachlan and Macquarie.

Diamantina was named after the Diamantina River in Queensland. The river was named after Countess Diamantina Roma Bowen, wife of the first Governor of Queensland, Sir George Ferguson Bowen.

She was built in Queensland by Walkers of Maryborough, was laid down 12 April, 1943 and launched on 06 April, 1944.

Her significance to World War 2 maritime history is immense:
- She is one of only 2 surviving World War 2 veterans in the world upon which surrenders were signed
- She is the only survivor of a class of some 140 ships which saw extensive and successful service as convoy escorts in the Atlantic
- She is the largest World War 2 ship surviving in Australia

(c) Dirk Frantzen 2012 — published via iPad

Position:Leslie St,Arana Hills,Australien

Freitag, 17. August 2012

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane

In the early morning we leave Dicky Beach back go Brisbane. At 9:15 we arrive at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary near Ipswich.
Aus Australia 2012

There is an outstanding number of Koalas in multiple enclosures.
Aus Australia 2012

The Emus share their space with the Kangaroos.

A possum is shown.

And Leo is glad to see Jonah back.

The kids enjoy most to feed the kangaroos.

(c) Dirk Frantzen 2012 — published via iPad

Position:Abbott St,New Farm,Australien

Donnerstag, 16. August 2012

Dicky Beach @ Night

At 6pm I went to the beach for some night shots of the shipwreck - 20 mins later it was dark. A small torch helped to find the way back - and to give a tiny bit of illumination for the wreck.

(c) Dirk Frantzen 2012 — published via iPad

Position:Henzell St,Dicky Beach,Australien

A Day on Dicky Beach

Just photos :)

Now waiting for our Domino's pizza :)
(c) Dirk Frantzen 2012 — published via iPad

Position:Nicklin Way,Currimundi,Australien