Trip up the Brisbane River
17 June 2008 | semi-industrial section
So, as hesitating urbanites, we headed up the river.
We went into the channel at slack tide wanting to hit the river at incoming tide, with a current of two knots going with us. It was a little late in the day (winter here)... three o'clock by the time we passed the Port of Brisbane wharf near the mouth of the river. We were a little concerned we wouldn't get the anchor down near the city before dark.
We passed the Port and the industrial section, mostly concrete plants and oil docks, but still somewhat tree-lined.
We passed the light industrial area: boatyards, fancy yacht marinas, outlying airport property...
And after awhile we started seeing some redeveloped riverside neighborhoods; some modern apartment buildings...