Exploring some of Moreton Bay’s waterways

Pumicestone Passage

The winter afternoon view west from Bribie Island across Pumicestone Passage
to south-east Queensland’s magnificent Glass House Mountains.
Picture: Trina McLellan (Canon G1X)

How lucky are we to live near Moreton Bay on south-east Queensland’s beautiful coastline?

For those not familiar with our region, the bay itself is immediately east of the state’s capital, Brisbane, on Australia’s gorgeous and very diverse coastline.

We live just inside the Moreton Bay Regional Council area, which is immediately north of the Brisbane City Council border.

For us, the enticing coastline is but a 10-minute drive away from home.

Redcliffe Peninsula sign at Clontarf

Moreton Bay Region’s southern coastal border is
the Redcliffe Peninsula, 25km north of Brisbane.

Saturday was a perfect warm winter’s day so I grabbed my partner’s Canon G1X and headed out around just a few of the bay’s northern waterways to practise my photography.

In reality, the camera’s pretty good on its own and doesn’t need me to do much at all, which allowed me to concentrate on framing and keeping my hand still enough!

But I came back with some great shots which I’ll be able to put to good use over the coming months.

The link below (to a .pdf file) shows some of the images taken on my half-day jaunt which took in the southern reaches of the Redcliffe Peninsula, some of Bribie Island’s lovely waterways – from Pumicestone Passage to Woorim Beach – and then finished at nearby Beachmere as the sun was beginning to set.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did taking them. I suspect I have more than a little saltwater in my veins.


Words: Trina McLellan
Pictures: Trina McLellan

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