Before Sharryn had arrived in Brisbane I had watched a television program on South East Queensland and a segment was on the Boggo Road markets. So come Sunday morning we headed off to find these. The markets were held adjacent to the historic Boggo Road gaol (between 1883 and 2002 more than half a million people passed through the gates as staff, visitors and inmates). It is known as one of the most notorious prisons of the 20th century and is now open for cultural-historic tours. We could have joined a tour but there queues and it didn't hold a lot of attraction for us so gave it a miss. Instead we came for the markets! Boggo Road is in the suburb of Dutton Park which was nearly fifteen kilometres from The Gap, and we passed the well known sports complex "The Gabba".
The only shopping was for edibles - and the beautiful fresh strawberries were first items purchased and I must say consumed before we got home.
We enjoyed wandering around the market which was quite small really and had a good variety of stalls.
From here we went back to Southbank where we parked and meandered along the parklands - I had already visited a couple of weeks earlier but for Sharryn it had been sometime since she last visited. Again as it was a beautiful day there were lots of families have BBQ's and picnics and swimming in the beach area. We headed down to the jetty and caught one of the City Hoppers. Again the views of the city and the bridges were wonderful.
It was a relief to arrive back at the car and no parking ticket - I didn't want to be the first person to get a ticket in this car.