Part One – Russell Island
This holiday started as all others do, with a flight. Except this trip involved over 24 hours of travelling before we would reach our destination of Brisbane and then on to Russell Island. For those of you that do not know (and to be honest it will be most people as Russell Island is not really a tourist destination) Russell Island is located in Moreton Bay. Here is the Wikipedia page in case you are interested.
Anyway, the journey started with a 12 hour flight to Singapore on Finnair. Business class of course, we did a similar trip 7 years ago in economy and that was a killer, so not this time.
We now had 4 hours in Singapore to kill, thankfully when travelling in business class you have access to lounges which have showers. Much needed when travelling for so long.
Time for the second leg of our journey, the 8 hour flight from Singapore to Brisbane on Qantas airlines. I would like at this point to say that I do not recommend Qantas in any way, the service on board was the slowest I have ever experienced on any airline in business class. Still we managed to get a few hours sleep on the flight. Before we left on our journey we had been monitoring the weather as Brisbane was experiencing a very wet spell, and sure enough it still was as we arrived. Not great for photos unfortunately. Our Aunt and Uncle picked us up from the airport to take us to Russell island where they live.
Now I should point out that they have numerous animals at home, including two German Shepherds, a Malamute, numerous chickens, peacocks and two miniature horses. Russell Island is also home to a vast variety of birds and other animals, some of which I have managed to photograph and others I, quite frankly, do not want to get close enough to photograph. Anyway I shall introduce you to some of the animals here at the house.
Now for some of the other stars of the show.
Whilst we are on a bird theme, I managed to get shots of a couple of the native island birds.
Now those of you that know me well enough will be wondering at this point if I took any landscape photos. Well yes, of course I did. And, to be true to form, here they come in a series of views looking out from the island.
There is no power generation on the island so all the power has to come from the mainland.
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