Shorncliffe and Surrounds

On the Sunday of our latest adventure to Brisbane we came back to Shorncliffe and photographed the pier (another 50 times!) again during the day when the tide was lower.  It was an exceptionally warm June day and a lot of people had congregated at the Bay and also some of the wildlife.  The Pelicans were inquisitive and we also saw Shags hanging out on some old pylons.  I didn’t realise the term “Shag on a rock” came from these birds.

This area of Brisbane turned out to be very pretty with lovely old Queenslanders  along the Bay (these types of houses were developed in the 1840s and have characteristics not seen in other states of Australia – see link for details).

We stopped at a local fish & chip shop for a bite to eat.  Inside there was a really old sign on the wall which took my eye so I took a photograph of it and the owner saw me and came over and explained that it originally came from another shop he owned and it had been in the shed and he trod on it daily for many years until he had a clean up and realised what a lovely old sign it was and hung it in his shop.  A few years later an old lady saw the sign and realised her father had made the sign and he originally owned the shop it came from.  He had a few other anecdotes to tell us. Just reading the sign took me back to my younger years when Chiko rolls ( a quintessential part of Australian culture) were the best thing to eat ever. Anyone remember those?

Not just amazing old housing but a really friendly area of Brisbane that left us feeling like we had visited the best place in the world!

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  1. What a beautiful and quaint place! Your pictures of the water are gorgeous. I find water very difficult to shoot. It never seems to look quite right… Wonderful post, as usual! 🙂


  2. Love the Queensland homes. I have to research, find and explore those types of houses just to see it.


    • They have a great style and really sought after real estate here. I just love them with their wide verandahs. I will have to do a Qlder post one day. Thanks for your comments Rommel.


  3. Just delightful. It’s been a good many years since I’ve been on the northside of Brisbane. I must plan a day trip one day.

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  4. Chiko Rolls, still love eating them. Wonderful pictures as always, and you “blurb” s great to read too. 🙂


  5. you’ve captured those old queenslanders along the sand gate water front so well! and chiko rolls! YES! what ever happened to them?
    sandgate has a few yummy fish and chip shops hiding around the waterfront, and i’ve always found people friendly there when i go for walks there too…
    Lovely post. Debbie


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