Saturday, April 04, 2009
Bustling Downtown Wyoming. Glamorous, isn't it? Went there last week, before all this rain, and had a random stroll. There's not much to note in the main part, other than traffic whizzing past on its way up the Coast.
Wyoming has no sheep needing to be taken up the mountain and watched by horny blokes. It's a suburb about twenty minutes north of Woy Woy and forms the nominal northern border of my Flickr group Woy Woy to Wyoming.
It has a small industrial area around Brooks Avenue, just to the left of this photo, and other than that is mostly houses.
Wyoming was Kur-ring-gai country before it was settled by whitefellas. In 1824 Fred Hely (after whom Point Frederick is named) called bought farmland there and in 1954 the first major building went up: the pub.
Wyoming is named after some American poem. ""Wyoming" is believed to be a Delaware Indian term for "wide, grassed valley"", says the library, and "By 1930, the Gosford network had a grand total of six telephone subscribers in Wyoming." Probably got more phones than that now.
From Wyoming I walked back into Gosford enjoying the mild autumn sunshine. This nice old place was on the Pacific Highway, in sandstone and boards and fibro. Bit worse for wear but still looked solid.
It still had a leadlight window at the front too. Very pleasant.
Art Deco shops on the highway, further down towards Gosford.
Saddle-sore and trail-weary graffitto near the end of my walk. This is better than the usual fare. Lift yer game, taggers!
1930s aerial photo of Umina Beach
S Daggar's Woy Woy photos
Lion Island from Blackwall Mountain
Our Olive lives on in song and legend across the world:
Sugar Water Love and Death
And there has been an even older blogger discovered after Olive's death.
109-year old Ruth Hamilton of Florida died shortly before for 110th birthday in January and had been blogging on a site called GrowingBolder.com
Bloody but unbowed
My blog's been lacklustre lately. I admit it. Been feeling unenthused for blogging and walkies. Offline life is keeping me on my toes. In a good way but it distracts from blogging. But I'm getting a bit of non-walkies exercise since my sex drive came back so it ain't all bad.
Anyways, I ain't quitting blogging yet. It and walkies got my health back on track and they'll keep it on track so I'm sticking with both.