Settlement Cove Lagoon
21 September 12
The peninsula of Redcliffe north of Brisbane is home to a number of family-friendly recreational activities, and playgrounds dot the parks that front the water. Today, we met up with another travelling family at Settlement Cove Lagoon — a public pool with water features, playgrounds, barbecues and shelters.
Finding Settlement Cove Lagoon was a bit difficult in the beginning. It’s nestled against the waters of Moreton Bay at the base of the cliff and not visible from Redcliffe Parade. I gambled successfully by parking the car at Charlish Park and then asked a local for directions.
It was wonderful to see the Mackay family again. We’ve been online friends for a while and then I first got to meet them at Elijah’s unfuneral. We share a common perspective on spiritual matters and gentle parenting (after both transitioning from an initial conservative hard-line). I appreciate having like-minded friends whose children are older than ours — they gives me an example of how to parent teens respectfully.
After the wind blew in from Moreton Bay, the chill overtook our conversation, and we decided to retreat to our vehicles. I envy the Mackay’s bus-life… ours is yet to start!
Settlement Cove Lagoon was a perfect place to hang out as a family. It’s been wonderful to connect with such a lovely family again, and we look forward to meeting up one day further down the road!