Went into Woy Woy on Australia Day, for the fireworks. There was a fair crowd round Anderson Park, the wee park opposite the ferry wharf.
There was a parade of lanterns before the fireworks and some decent live music and belly dancers. Didn't see that belly dancer chick who wears the green outfit. Pity, she's good.
These two lanterns looked very serene floating over the crowd.
Paper hands glued on, some sort of bird trapped in the centre there and pretty rainbow colours like Mardi Gras. (Parade's March the 1st this year, peeps, you got a month to polish that tiara.)
Phoenix. That mythical bird that rises from the ashes. Good symbolic thingy for bushfire season. Let's be hoping we don't need it this year.
Fire for summer's heat? Just for pretty? Dunno. The paper just said "parade of lanterns" not why. It had a certain low-key coolness about it and the sprogs clearly enjoyed it and there were some chicks with pink fans. No idea what they were about.
The parade went from the Memorial Park to Anderson Park. A distance of maybe 100 feet. It's a small town.
It was a still night and the fireworks reflected in the water in the channel. They set them off from the commercial wharf I think. The one next to the ferry wharf. Wasn't close enough to see.
To the left of the fireworks there's half a dozen kayakers in the water with wee star-shaped lanterns in their boats. I liked those better than the fireworks to tell you the truth.
Some excellent news over the Australia Day long weekend: our new PM is promising to say sorry to the Aborigines.
More on Australia Day
Clean up in lane two
F3's a carpark apparently and could be until dinner time. Some truck caught fire. Diesel tanker or diesel-fueled I don't know. You know what news reports are like. Big black smear of burnt stone on the cut. Looked like it's near Mount White. There's some sort of prang there every other day. I like the train. The view's good and you can work or read or whatever.
Blazing truck causes F3 chaos - has a video as well