We had our last breakfast in Toowoomba at Marnie’s this morning. She finally had the chance to serve us the Lamington Fingers. Marnie said they are a typical Australian treat that is usually served with morning or afternoon tea or as a snack anytime. She wanted us to have the opportunity to taste them.. Of course we had to take a photo of the package and of my tasting one of them.
Marnie took us to the bus stop and hung out with us until the bus for Brisbane pulled out of the station. We hugged and said “Goodbye.” Rose and I are so glad that we took the opportunity to reconnect with Marnie. She showed us such a wonderful time in Toowoomba.
Our trip from Toowoomba to Redcliffe was seamless. We only had about a 10 minute wait in Brisbane after purchasing train ticket to Sandgate. From Sandgate we took another bus to Redcliffe. The bus driver dropped us off right on the street (not an official bus stop) where the Ainslie Manor is located.
Rose and I spent some time repacking our bags so we would have all the things we need for our trip to Lady Elliot Island in the morning in just a backpack. We are going to leave our suitcases at the Bed and Breakfast.
After washing out some clothing we relaxed on the porch and discussed some of our future plans. On the roof of the next house there were many Magpies and some other large bird that we didn’t recognize.
Then we walked along the waterfront looking for a restaurant for dinner. I love the trunks of the trees we saw along the road.
We chose to eat at the Rustic Olive because that is where most of the people were eating. What a great choice. The grilled Barramundi (an Asian Sea Bass) with lemon butter sauce, roasted rosemary potatoes and side salad that we shared was absolutely delicious. The chocolate mouse in an edible chocolate cup was a pretty good dessert.
We have to be ready to be picked up at 6:35 tomorrow morning to be taken to the airstrip for our flight out to Lady Elliot Island for a 2 night stay. I hope the weather is great for snorkeling on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef.
There will be practically no Wi-fi out on the island so this is my last post for a few days