Saturday, November 14, 2009

We tease to please

(Green Point walkies #4)

Asca Drive Green Point

Nice old weatherboard house on Asca Drive. Looks about 1900 to 1920s. But don't quote me on that. Can't find the book to check.

Stone piles Asca Drive Green Point

It had both brick piers (stumps) and stone ones but the stone ones are not original. They're too wide for their sheets of tin (to stop the white-ants). Original stone stumps are as narrow as these brick ones. Sometimes all the old stone piers on an old house get replaced, sometimes just some of them.

Road works on Avoca Drive Green Point

Green Point traffic is on a go-slow for a bit while they rip up bits of Avoca Drive (the main road) around Bayside Drive. Not sure what they're doing on this side but on the other side it looked like they were widening it.

Avoca Drive is one of the main roads of the Lower Central Coast/ Greater Gosford/ Brisbane Water area. If you're in Woy Woy and you want to go to Bloody Erina (Erina Fair, one of them big shopping centres) you go over The Rip Bridge to Daleys Point, along Empire Bay Drive past St. Huberts Island, Empire Bay, Bensville and Kincumber South, left onto Avoca Drive and through Kinumber, past Yattalunga, round and up through Green Point and right into The Entrance Road, past the barracks then right at Fountain Plaza and up Karalta Road and there you are at Bloody Erina.

We tease to please, cnr Bayside Drive & Avoca Drive Green Point

Stared at this sign for a good long while as I walked towards it. It looked like it belonged to the real estate agent and I wondered how the fuck teasing prospective home buyers was a good idea. Eventually I noticed the name if the hairdresser at the top of the sign. Jesus, I'm quick.

Mangrove stump in the shallows, Green Point

Just for pretty. Mangrove stump in the shallows.

Bonus photo

The Cockatoo ferry AKA Codock II

The lovely old wooden ferry at her mooring in Cockle Channel not far from Central Wharf (where you get off for the Davo) at Davistown.

She still does some runs over to Hardys and so forth. They changed the timetable again so I better get a new one. Haven't been on her for a bit. She's my favourite local ferry. Possibly my favourite ferry ever.


My stats are showing heaps of human and machine visits from Googlebot HQ. Must find out what that's about before I crash or something. Am I being checked out for some sort of fabulous feature thingy on the blogspot blog about blogspot blogs? The Inaugural Blogger Award for the Gratutious Use of the Word Fuck in a Walkies Context? Or maybe the googlebot just got the hiccups.


michael said...

not too sure what they are doing on the side near the lights there but they are definitely widening the road all the way down to that roundabout at the BI LO shopping centre and i think there is another set of lights going in there somewhere

Ron Bloomquist said...

I hope you win that award, Fuck ya!

Great photos as always Spike.

I see my word verification this time is.... rachit

for a second I thought it was rat shit!


Spike said...

Michael, BiLo...BiLo...At Sun Valley Road next to the mobile homes village thingy?

Had forgotten about that part. That would officially be Bustling Downtown Green Point Part Two.

Ron, thank yer very kindly.

That word verif thingy weirds me out sometimes.

michael said...

yes thats the one spike