Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Photos from Park's Bay

Did Park's Bay - Brisbane Water Walk #2 a couple of weeks ago.

Woy Woy From Brisbane Water Drive
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Taken from Brisbane Water Drive between Woy Woy and Park's Bay.

Left to right:
Pines at the Memorial Park on the foreshore.
Pelican Island in front of the pines.
Light at the footy oval.
The fish & chip shop on the foreshore where they do the pelican feeding.
Possibly the former 'Roma' boarding house circa 1891. The elaborate plaster ceiling and the general style of the building certainly fit.
CWA (low, grey roof).
Old Woy Woy pub, 1897 (behind CWA).
Some old shops.
The sticking up thing is a crane or something on an oyster boat or dredger. Behind istyou can just see the Bay View Hotel, built in 1929.
At the end of the road are some more old shops on Railway Street opposite the station, which is behind the trees on the far right.

Park's Bay Circa 1900
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These 2 houses are still occupied. They're listed in my hist list as "Edmund Parks ... c. 1900".

The railway bridge over on the right has 2 plaques on it. One is "DMR 1984" and the other one is the official opening thingy saying "Woy Woy Bridge opened by the Hon. L. S. Brereton M.P. Minister for Public Works & Ports and Minister for Roads 25 January 1985". You go under the bridge at the other end to get to Park's Bay.

Koolewong is on the other side of that hill.

Park's Bay II
Biggest version, not much detail on Woy Woy.

Left to right:
Either Blackwall Mountain or the nameless hill the railway tunnel goes under.
Woy Woy. Railway Street & Woy Woy Bay Road.
Deadman's (Correa) Bay (above the boat).
Oyster shed.
Behind the row of houses, according to my map, is the street I couldn't find.
You stand at the blue barrel and wave at the oyster shed if you want fresh oysters and they come over.

Under The Bridge
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You go down a dirt road between Brisbane Water Drive and the railway bridge and under to get to Park's Bay. The water was a beautiful green.

That's Pelican Island in the background and the hill is Blackwall Mountain.

Under The Bridge II
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I like the light and the patterns.

6 comments:

Spike said...

Work, damn you!

Spike said...

Woo hoo! It's working again. Fire when ready, peeps.

fj - the keeper said...

My dad's family immigrated to Australia when he was a teenager ... but he didnt stay. Gosh ... I've always wondered though what would have happened if he'd have stayed ... well, he'd have never met my mother and I'd have never been conceived ... but you get my point!!! :) It looks awesome.

Suzanne said...

Stand at the blue barrel and wave at the oyster shed. Way cool!

Spike said...

My dad's family immigrated to Australia when he was a teenager ... but he didnt stay. Gosh ... I've always wondered though what would have happened if he'd have stayed

Not nearly as wet and you would've won the cricket more often. Mwha!

I've often wondered what would've happened if my lot hadn't. Probably would've enjoyed the oak forests and slagging off Warney.

Spike said...

Stand at the blue barrel and wave at the oyster shed. Way cool!

Very. And thusly the Coast retains much of its small town charm.