Transportation : Brisbane, Queensland – Kookaburra Queen Paddle Wheeler

Transportation (Post#18) : Brisbane, Queensland – Kookaburra Queen Paddle Wheeler

Photos of the day are all about Kookaburra Queen Paddle Wheeler boat that I saw while walking along Riverside Quarter, after attending Riverside Centre building tour that I was lucky to participate. Paddle Wheeler, is one of the unique boat that I saw used for cruising. These photos are part of Brisbane Open House Even Tour last October 2013.

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Notes : 
Photo : Cruising boat, Paddle Wheeler, Kookaburra Queen Paddle Wheeler
Location : Eagle Street Pier, 1 Eagle St, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Directions / Transportation :
Take any translink train and get off at Central Station. Exit at Ann Street, then turn left, then turn right at Creek Street and walk up to its ends, then continue walking to Eagle Street, then turn left and walk at the Jetty to reach Kookabura Showboat Cruises Terminal
Official Website : Kookabura Showboat Cruises

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Transportation : Perth – Scenic Cruising Boat

Transportation (Post#15) : Perth – Scenic Cruising Boat

Photos of the day are all about cruising boat found while exploring Barrack Street Jetty in Perth. The jetty itself has connecting cruises between Perth and Fremantle which made the travel easy coming between the two city. Aside from mode of transportation, it is another way to experience Swan River and to appreciate the beauty of nature that surrounds the river itself. These photos are part of Perth and Surround Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : Boat, Cruising Boat
Location : Perth, WA, Australia
Transportation : Perth CAT

Transportation : Nitmiluk, NT – Narrated Cruising Boat

Transportation (Post#12) : Nitmiluk, NT – Narrated Boat Tour

One of the things to enjoy within Nitmiluk National Park is cruising in a boat along Katherine River learning historical facts of different gorges around the park. In our group, we trekked towards Baruwei Lookout to witness the fascinating scenery of Katherine Gorge. The boat here was captured cruising Katherine River from the lookout. These photos are part of Day 1 (Darwin to the Katherine Region) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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Transportation : Strahan – Cruising Boats

Transportation (Post#6) : Strahan – Cruising Boats

Because Strahan became the gateway of Tasmania’s World Heritage Wild Rivers National Park, cruising boats are common to see since the town converted its major industry from mining to tourism. The photo is part of Tasmania Adventure Photo Collection June 2013.

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Home : Pandin Lake

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Home (Post#24) : Pandin Lake

Pandin Lake is one of the Twin Lake (other lake is Yambo Lake) that can be found in San Pablo City in Laguna province in my country Philippines. This lake is also included in what currently they call Seven Lakes of Laguna (or Seven Lakes of San Pablo). The said lake is one of the volcanic crater wherein according to Wikipedia that it means circular depression in the ground caused by volcanic activity. It is typically a basin, circular in form within which occurs a vent (or vents) from which magma erupts as gases, lava, and ejecta.

This photo is part of my photo collection of Lakes in Laguna and which captured last Sept 2011 during the unplanned trip with few of my fellow mountaineering group.

Note: This post has been updated to add the link of and to participate in Blue Monday – February 15, 2016,  Watery Wednesday, Water World Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday – February 17, 2016

North Saskatchewan River – Edmonton (Part 5)

I booked an Edmonton Queen Riverboat cruise. My main reason for doing it was to experience North Saskatchewan river. From the time I arrived in Edmonton, I was fascinated already by this river.

I took a cab from Legislature Building to Edmonton Queen Riverboat center at 98Th avenue. I gave my reservation booking to one of the crew and they gave me my entrance and dinner ticket. But on my way to the rafters landing area where I am going to ride the boat, I lost my ticket somewhere. So, I have to go back and look for my ticket or else, I will not be admitted to the entrance and I will not have my dinner (this situation made me felt bad). I went back to the center where I get my ticket. On my way, to the center, other tourist that coming approached me and asked if I lost my ticket, and I told them that I was. After saying that, they showed my ticket and gave it to me. Then, I felt lucky and thanked them. Next, I went back to the boat and showed my ticket. I was relieved when I got myself inside the boat.I walked to the front deck of the boat and approached one of the table then grab a chair for me. Then, I saw a couple sitting to the table next to mine. Then, I stood up and approached the couple and asked them if they mind if I can join them in their table. I told them I was alone and I added that it was better to give my table to the other group of people. They agreed and I joined them in their table.

Shaw Conference Centre (with flags)
and Canada Place (pink building)
from Queen Riverboat at North Saskatchewan River
Fairmont Hotel MacDonald (Castle like building) and
TELUS (former highest building in Edmonton)
from Queen Riverboat at North Saskatchewan River
Downtown Skyline from Queen Riverboat at North Saskatchewan River

The couple started a conversation with me. They introduce their selves and I did the same thing. Right now, I cannot remember their name. I was informed that the reason why they were cruising and having dinner in Edmonton Queen Riverboat was to celebrate their 10Th anniversary. For me that was really wonderful. And the idea of dating or cruising in a river is kind of sweet thing. Then I told them where I came from, why I was in Edmonton and until when I am staying in the city. I had a great time with them. They were very friendly. And when the boat crew announced that we can go inside the boat for our dinner, we went down and shared the dinner table. I never felt alone in my cruise in Edmonton Queen Riverboat since I was accompanied by the couple I met.

After dinner, that was the only time the cruise started. I requested a permission to the couple to leave the table to enjoy the scenery outside. I told them that I have to take my chances to take pictures of the river. While cruising the river, I were able to view the downtown skyline. Even though I used to see downtown, what I saw from the river still amazed me. I loved what I saw. And I loved to feel the air in the river which was quite cold.


Different photos with North Saskatchewan River

Another angle for Downtown skyline

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Mixed photos of Downtown
from Queen Riverboat at North Saskatchewan River

The sail started from the Rafter’s landing area then cruised before the high level bridge. Then, the boat turned around and sailed up to area before Dawson Bridge. The cruise was enjoyable and I had a great night.



Wonderful North Saskatchewan River

Before leaving the boat, I approached the couple and thanked them again for letting me joined them to celebrate their anniversary. Next, the couple asked me how I will be able to get home and I told them that I am going to take a cab since I am not sure which bus will take me to downtown and if there were still bus around that time. To my surprise, the couple offered me that they will drive me home. And I cannot reject their offer that was why I accepted it. Before they dropped me home, they drove me around downtown and nearby places so that I can see more about Edmonton. We even stopped at Starbucks and they bought me an iced coffee that was really thoughtful of both of them. I really enjoyed their company, they were so kind to me to think they just met me.

Edmonton Queen River Boat

I really enjoyed my Sunday.