Bus Trip "Painted Water Towers'

On Friday 20 November 24 of us headed off on a bus trip ‘Follow the Water Tank Trail’ with Cross Country Tours. We departed Redcliffe travelled down Margate Pde onto Whyteciffe Pde and checked out the mural on someone’s boundary fence of the Gayundah and sea life before heading over to Pelican Park to pick some more people up. We then travelled to the Rothwell Water Tank and had time to walk right around the tank. We took the scenic route up through Burpengary to Centenary Lakes Park in Caboolture for a lovely morning tea.

Then we drove just up the road to check out the water tower in King St, this depicts the ANZAC Spirt. Check out the photo of our president under the boot.

Travelled on the D’Aguilar Highway to Wamuran to check out the pump station which has an old steam engine on one side and local produce on the other side.

Then back on the coach as we travelled to Bribie Island where, we checked out the Bongaree Water Tower which shows the local wildlife. Then over to look at the Woorim Beach Water Tower before stopping of a very nice lunch at the surf club looking out over the water towards Moreton Island. What a great view.

After lunch back on the coach and drew the raffle before heading off to our last stop, Kallangur water tower at Curruthers Park on Anzac Pde. The Black Cockatoo on the top section of the tower stands out along with the bollards shaped as different sections of the arm services i.e. sailors, frogmen and nurses etc. On this trip we discovered the amazing feats of art that have been painted on these water tanks. We had a guide on board who gave us excellent commentary on each of the Water Towers/Tanks. She explained who painted them, why they were painted and what they represent. Great day had by all.

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