Friday, June 16, 2006

Rawson Road jetty

(Random walkies)

Beautiful sunny day again this morning and I'm stuck inside working. Work is evil. But I managed a few minutes in the sun earlier. It's quiet on the water due to a cold cruel breeze.

Rock oysters at the Rawson Road jetty Woy Woy
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Rock oysters at the Rawson Road jetty Woy Woy. Don't think there's anywhere in Brisbane Water without rock oysters. There's several oyster & mussel farms and you can buy them fresh off the boat from at least a dozen places around the shore.

Horsfield Bay & Correa Bay from Rawson Road jetty Woy Woy
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Horsfield Bay and Correa Bay from Rawson Road jetty Woy Woy. A quiet winter day in The Bays. Horsfield Bay in the middle there, Correa Bay (once named Deadmans Bay, which I prefer) on the left. The hill on the right of the photo is the Monastir Road hill. Phegans Bay is on the right of it.

On the big version you can see the damage from the New Year's Day bushfires.

Woy Woy Bay Road houses backing onto Woy Woy Inlet
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Woy Woy Bay Road houses backing onto Woy Woy Inlet. Opposite Monastir Road Phegans Bay. Cheap old houses built along the water before the money moved in. You can see this all over Brisbane Water. The Dear Old Things who still inhabit most of them spend their days sunning their bones on the veranda, taking slow wobbly walks with their wheezy old dogs and fishing from their backyard. A good life.

Right. That's your lot for today. I've got to get my nose back to the grindstone or I won't get paid.


Dodderyoldfart said...

Oysters, yum!

I've often meant to ask you what the fishing is like thereabouts...
Any joy?

Spike said...

Joy indeed, in spades. You can't bung a brick on the Peninsula without braining a fisherman and his catch. Mullet, flathead, whiting, bream (I think) and more. Then there's the ocean fish outside the heads and whatever's in Pittwater just across the way.

Brief guide from the Dept of Fisheries.

Some fishy talk at Sydney Fishfinder.