Saturday, 26 February 2011

Story Bridge Climb

26 February 2011

Today was the day of the R U UP 4 IT! Story Bridge Climb

From base headquarters at Kangaroo Point you make your way via a suspended walkway within the approach spans of the bridge to the halfway house. Your climb leader will enlighten you with extraordinary facts about the history and heritage of Brisbane and it’s iconic Story Bridge.

The route then ascends through the road level on to the anchor arm on the eastern side of the bridge. Here the incline is at its greatest as you make your way to the viewing platform approximately 80 metres above sea level. It’s from here that you will first experience the awe-inspiring 360 degree view of Brisbane, its river and surrounding mountain ranges.

From the eastern summit the route gradually descends along the eastern cantilever arm towards the central platform.

The central platform allows you to traverse the width of the bridge above the six lanes of traffic. Once on the western cantilever arm, climbers begin the gradual ascent to the western side, or city side of the viewing platform for another opportunity to take in the panorama.

The route continues down the western anchor arm of the bridge back through the road deck to the halfway house.

You then leave the halfway house and make your way south via the suspended walkway to base headquarters.


Upon getting to the place where we were to meet to climb we had to go through rigorous training and searches to make sure we didn't have anything on us that could be dangerous or could fall. They even had a metal detector!

We did a twilight climb so were able to see the views from the day and the night.

Was a fun climb and only a little bit tiring.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Glow Worms

19 February 2011

Today I headed out to see the Glow Worms at Mt Tamborine with my girly group.

The glow worm caves are in Cedar Creek and were artificially made in 2004

Cave construction took fourteen months finishing in mid 2004. We introduced our first 100 glow-worms,Arachnocampa flava, into the cave in February 2005. Once this colony established we opened our doors to the public on the 1st March, 2006.

Did you know after glow worms hatch from their cocoon things they don't have any mouths, therefore as an adult form they don't live for very long.

The girls who went

Outside the caves

Some fun pictures

After the caves we decided to head a bit more into town to have some lunch and go cheese, beer, wine, chocolate and liquor tasting.

How big is this chip!!

See more pictures here

I wish I was a glow worm,
A glow worm's never glum.
'Cos how can you be grumpy
When the sun shines out your bum!

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Sara's 25th Birthday Party

12 February 2011

It was Sara's 25th birthday this month and so she had a "no frills" birthday party in the back yard to celebrate.

She had loads of friends around, bbq, fire and a pinata which was filled with glitter.

It was a fun night, had by all.

I ended up leaving the party and heading to the Grand for some drinks with friends. My night wasn't so fun!! I had a cockroach crawl up my arm and a so called "friend" call me 32!!!!! 32!!!!! Do I look 32!!!!! to you!!!!

Courtney and I before the party got too crazy! Has anyone seen my pink glasses??

Birthday cake shot!

Sara and I

The Pinata

Post pinata glitter!

Courtney and Sara

The Partay!!!

Birthday girl having an awesome time!

Actual birthday - 16 February 2011

More pictures HERE

Thursday, 10 February 2011


Hi All
For this last year I have been somewhat lazy and not doing anything particularity exciting, so instead of writing blogs I might just adopt the easier approach of just posting some pictures and writing a few words about them.
Toni xo

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Seaworld Adventures

5 February 2011

Some pictures from my trip to Seaworld