Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Booker Bay Road

(Random walkies)

The sun's back, as you can see from the photos. Warm soft glorious winter sun. Barely a fleck of cloud in the sky. I walked for hours.

Wagstaffe from Mareela Avenue Booker Bay
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Wagstaffe from Mareela Avenue, off Booker Bay Road Booker Bay. In the far distance is Mount Ettalong, the ridge between Umina and Pearl Beach. On the other side of Wagstaffe (hill in centre) Bouddi National Park goes south for about 3 kilometres to Box Head. In the foreground is the jetty belonging to a boat hire place that also sells fresh fish.

Telopea Street Booker Bay
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Nice bungalow in Telopea Street. In pretty good nick. The pale green walls look good with the sandstone and that front fence has stood the test of time well.

Booker Bay Road Booker Bay
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They left the screen door open so that very fifties front door showed up well in my photo. Ta. Despite the cladding, the big windows and the valance of iron lace on the veranda, this place looks very fifties. It's those exuberant palms I s'pose. They look great. Bet they sound magic in the wind as well.

Booker Bay Road Booker Bay
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Booker Bay Road. Love the veranda on this one. So deep and cool in the hot Australian summers. And have a gander at that vent on the big version. Fanciest one I've seen in Brisbane Water so far. Pity about the condition of the house. Looks like a rental (decaying, kids' toys, minimal garden) so it probably won't get restored. Bummer.

Also check out the two big old pines in the background. They're the remains of the old Booker Bay cemetery. Go round to Bogan Road to see them properly. They mark the entrance to the old cemetery.

Booker Bay Road Booker Bay
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Very simple old cottage made special by the two big trees on its front lawn. Directly across the road from the bungalow above.

Booker Bay Road Booker Bay
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Beautiful. My favourite of all the bungalows I've seen so far and unlikely to ever be dethroned. Looks to be in great nick and very near original. On Booker Bay Road at the corner of Davis Street, just up from the old King's Store.

The Rip Bridge from Guyra Street Booker Bay
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Rip Bridge from Guyra Street Booker Bay. That's the tail of Blackwall Mountain on the left and Daleys Point and Fishermans Bay on the right. Booker Bay is stiff with private jetties but there's a public boatramp in Karua Avenue I think and a public jetty in Guyra Avenue.

Had a nice weekend away by the way. Nothing exciting but quite relaxing. Ate something that disagreed with me though and my guts have been mewing like a kitten all day.

Pop over and have a gander at The Grampians Mountains in Victoria (southern state of Australia) for Aboriginal rock paintings and post-bushfire photos.

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