Wednesday 5 October
The Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens are on the opposite side of Brisbane to where I live, so the decision was made to leave later and miss the morning commute traffic. Unfortunately, the new norm seems to have made that impossible in recent times, and this day was no exception. I was the designated driver, with the first stop at Mt Gravatt to collect Joc and Leanne. A google maps check at 8am was discouraging. The 25 min journey had almost doubled in time. Alternative routes were also clogged. I quickly got myself organised and thankfully arrived at 9.30 am as arranged.
Hidden glades, palms and rainforest.