02 April 2013

An Outing to Mt Coot-tha

Bernie's Mum and Dad are cruising around Australia. They docked in Brisbane on the Dawn Princess this morning. We picked them up and took them up to Mount Coot-tha. First to the Botanic Garden where, after a walk, we all had lunch, then up to the lookout for a few shots and coffee.

My family gave me a HDR (High Definition Range) program for my birthday, so I had a chance to try it out. All of the images here are in HDR.

The Dawn Princess where we picked up Helen and Neville.

We admired the star gazing statue at the Observatory first

We saw a funny chair in the Fern Garden at the Botanic Garden 

Not being a botanist, I just had to admire the plants

A bird of paradise plant


And a stone rose

Overlooking Brisbane from Mount Coot-tha

We had a good day and enjoyed Helen and Neville's company. They sailed out of Brisbane just after 6 PM and now on the way north to Airlie Beach.