2019 Aus A Spur of the moment decision in Brisbane
A Spur of the moment choice to spin on
The Channel 7 Wheel
It came at the end, the very underneath of an amazing day, which is appropriate really for an excursion down under. We had spent the day at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, followed by a swim at Streets Beach, and a light supper in the Beer Garden by the beach, but more about that later. Daylight was nearly gone and the South Bank floodlit bougainvillea flowers, gardens and pagodas were looking lovely and I had often thought this area would look even more beautiful at night under the sophisticated glamour of night lights.
Similarly, while the Wheel would have afforded good views of the city in the day I thought they would be improved by the absence of harsh daylight. But in the end it was a spur of the moment decision and we were hustled very efficiently into our own pod by young attendees who were just glad of something to do.
The Wheel is half the diameter of the London Eye but we got four revolutions for the ticket which seemed like a bargain. Forgive the reflections in the photos but in a way they add effect.
After this final indulgence we made our now familiar way ‘home’ to the Youth Hostel past all the wonderful houses of culture; the gallery, library and museum and across the creamy William Jolly Bridge, up the hill, past the smiling reception staff to our room. On with the air-con briefly and that was the end of day four.