Boronia Height’s Bus Trip to Straddie
Even grey skies couldn’t talk our crowd of energetic residents out of the planned bus trip to Straddie as we all piled on board the luxury coach for a day of fun and exploring.
Director Marco De Pasquale made a special visit to the village in the morning to bid us farewell with a friendly wave and off we went to Cleveland to catch the Big Red Ferry across to Stradbroke Island.
Residents were delighted to receive a running commentary from tour guide, Brian, about the history and local inhabitants in the area before we found our way to at our first pit stop of the morning – Straddie’s Brown Lake - where we stopped for morning tea and photos.
Residents couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit the iconic Point Lookout and those energetic amongst us took the walking trail down to the best vantage point to admire the view – however blustery! Dolphins performed for us near the point and the clefts in the cliffs made for a spectacular show of sea spray as the wild waves crashed in.
Back on the bus we veered into the sites of the local millionaire’s row and the sights from the top of the hill. A couple of our residents got a little rowdy and there was a small flurry of lollies being thrown around, hitting some of the noisy in the back of the head.
Next a nice long stop at the Amity Point Community Club for an excellent lunch – most opting for fish and chips – what else do you have at the beach?
Bellies full and tired after an adventurous day exploring, residents made their way back to the bus for the journey home. A wonderful day all around. We are all planning new ideas for our next bus trip.