Above the city

Mt Cootha was home to Brisbane’s four original television towers hidden amongst the eucalyptus forest. But we had come for the view. It had been decades since I’d driven up to Mt Cootha to see Brisbane and the surrounding region spread out like a map.

Brisbane River from Mt Cootha
Part of the Brisbane River from Mt Cootha

North east was Brisbane city with its cluster of high rise, south east was a glimpse of the meandering Brisbane River and in the far distance low hills and the blue of Moreton Bay.

Mt Lindsey, Barley & Flinders Peak
Mr Lindsey, Mt Barley and Flinders Peak

That morning was a perfect twenty-five degree winter day and we’d arrived early before the tourist buses and selfie addicts.