Monday, May 29, 2006

Cockle Channel

(Random walkies)

Went to Kincumber on the weekend. Over The Rip bridge from Woy Woy to Daleys Point, past the ramp down to St Huberts Island, winding along Empire Bay Drive, round past Empire Bay and Bensville, down Mackillop Road and Humphreys Road to the old orphanage at Kincumber South. A still day, with the water like a mirror. Proper winter cold in the morning then a warm sun in a blue sky.

Cockle Channel between Kincumber South & Davistown
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On the left of the photo we're looking across Cockle Channel in the general direction of Empire Bay. The mangroves on the right are Davistown.

Taken from the ferry wharf at the end of Humphreys Road. The old orphanage and Holy Cross church are just up the hill behind the camera.

Cockle Channel between Kincumber South & Davistown
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Looking across Cockle Channel at Davistown. Looks like those houses are on Kincumber Crescent and Amy Street. Along the bottom of the photo are rock oysters. They're all over Brisbane Water. You gotta get up bloody early to beat the seagulls to them.

Taken from just beside the ferry wharf.

Cockle Channel between Kincumber South & Davistown
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Davistown on the left. Looks like Yattalunga in the distance. Taken from the same spot.

Terraces in Broadview Avenue Gosford
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After that we went back to Gosford. This is a row of terraces perhaps five years old in Broadview Avenue. Terraces are all over Sydney in the 19th century suburbs. They're one of my favourites and it's good to see such a nice bit of retro on the Central Coast.

4 comments:

writer said...

Stunning.

Nice day here at last. I take several walks each day because I'm bored. I've always thought people should be fitted with odometers. I think I'd be up there in the mileage stakes. How far do you walk each year?

Spike said...

I read that as odormetres at first and was alarmed to think my foot odour had reached Melbourne.

I was going to get one but thought bugger it, this is about quality not quantity. Now I'm thinking I'll get one after all. Since I started in March last year it must be 720 kays (447.39 miles) at least. I average about 12 a week I think (7.46 miles).

You walk to work as well no? How much are you doing?

writer said...

I walk probably twenty kilometers a week. I go out for random walks when I get bored. Always have done so. Used to take dog for ten-fifteen kilometre walks but he died. (No connection. I hope.)

Spike said...

That's a decent chuck of walkies. You ever take photos of the 19th century bits you walk through?

LOL re the dog.

Thanks re stunning BTW.