After Alex met us at the airport (much joy on both sides!), we picked up our rental car, and found our apartment in the Toowong area. We left the car parked there, and walked to a cafe for a brunch of sandwiches.
Then we bought all-day passes for the City Cat (the river catamaran ferry), and headed into Brisbane City on it.
Our first stop was the gardens around the Queensland University of Technology, which included a boardwalk through a mangrove grove (?) along the Brisbane river.
Next, we walked to Queen St – the pedestrian area – and stopped for beers at the Pig 'n Whistle – that hit the spot, as it was then midday and very hot and humid!
After a bit of shopping (took a while, but Al found some reasonable swim trunks), it was back on the City Cat and back to our apartment for a little relaxation before dinner…