Posts

Showing posts from 2017

All packed and ready for a trip up the coast!

Image
This Holden FB wagon is all packed up and ready for the family summer holiday trip....complete with venetian blinds and dashboard Hawaiian hula girl.


The Holden ute

Image
Following on from yesterday's post about the Holdens in Moruya, commemorating the end of production of Holdens in Australia, here is a powder blue ute. The all-purpose farm vehicle of the 1950s.

The last Holden....a celebration in Moruya

Image
On Friday 20 October 2017, the very last Australian-made car rolled off the production line in Adelaide, South Australia. No more Holdens, Toyotas, Mitsubishis, Fords or other cars once manufactured here. The car industry has been a victim of globalisation, the end of tariff barriers, the end of government subsidies, and changed taste in cars.

On Saturday, the Holden dealership in Moruya held an exhibition of old Holdens.

This is an iconic model - the FJ. It was produced from 1953 to 1957. It was based on the first model, the FX.




Morning tea, Bodalla Dairy Shed

Image
A favourite morning tea spot

taken 26 feb 2016

Australia Rock, Narooma

Image
This dramatic rock formation is aptly named.

Lunch, Narooma

Image
What a view for some prawns and beer

Land development, Sunshine Bay

Image
The Batemans Bay area is growing, and more subdivisions are being carved out of the spotted gum forests.

These blocks are for sale at Sunshine Bay, just a few kilometres south of the centre of Batemans Bay.

More information click here.

The oceans need our care

Image
I saw this sign on a wall in Moruya.

The boat and the flying boat, Moruya

Image
There's always an interesting array of boats on the Moruya River. The flying boat takes joy riders from the markets on Saturday mornings. 



Sue's old sewing box

Image
I couldn't resist the charms of Sue's sewing box. It is so pretty. Sue is the wife of the market-holder from whom I bought it.

He wasn't sure whether she has made it herself. I haven't seen one of these for many years. For decades I have had buttons in and old jar, kept in the cupboard above the stove.

I think those buttons have found a new home.

When we were little my sister and I used to love playing with Mum's button jar. They used to get sorted by colour and size and other combinations. Perhaps that is why I became a librarian? I know it contributed to the sifting and sorting sort of person I am!



Aileen Maloney, linocut artist at Moruya Markets

Image
Aileen makes beautiful linocuts, which she sells at Moruya Markets. 
The markets are held every Saturday from 7:30am to 12:30pm. Lots of local artists and artisans display and sell their wares. 


















Garden Bay, Malua Bay

Image

Banksia Flat, South Rosedale

Image

Tomakin Cove

Image

Tomakin Cove from Melville Point

Image

Rcks at the northern end of Tomakin Cove

Image

Tomakin Cove

Image

Batemans Bay

Image

Bevian Wetland

Image

Spotted gums and ironbark, Rosedale

Image
Native species abound all around Rosedale

White-faced Heron, Rosedale

Image

Cloud effect, Malabar Lagoon, Moruya

Image
The effect of the cloud reflection makes it appear as if there is swirling water. It i, however, perfectly clear, like glass


Clouds over Malabar Lagoon, North Head Drive, Moruya

Image

Reflections, Malabar lagoon, on North Head Road, Moruya

Image

Springtime in Moruya

Image

Malabar Lagoon

Image

The causeway at Malabar Lagoon, Moruya

Image

Grass, Rosedale

Image

Rustic bench

Image
A rustic bench from which to contemplate the beauty of North Rosedale.

North Rosedale

Image
On the headland looking north over North Rosedale Beach

Clyde River at Nelligen

Image

Clyde River upstream of Nelligen

Image
The Clyde River rises in the Budawang Range, part of the Great Dividing Range, in Budawang National Park.  Its mouth is at Batemans Bay, where it forms a wide estuary.


Introduced species

Image
Along The River Road between Shallow Crossing and Nelligen, you come across this critter swinging between the trees.

Currowan Creek crossing

Image
The fellas pictured yesterday were placing new depth markers across the causeway crossing the creek. We were on The River Road between Nelligen and Shallow Crossing. This point is the boundary between the Shoalhaven and the Eurobodalla local government areas. They were from Ulladulla, and told us that Shoalhaven is responsible for the maintenance of the depth markers at this spot.

Left: Reflections from the passenger seat as we drove across.

Depth marker repairs

Image
The crew from City of Shoalhaven were busy placing new depth markers along the causeway across the Currowan Creek which marks the boundary between Eurobodalla Shire and Shoalhaven. It's along the River Road between Nelligen and Shallow Crossing.

This point is the boundary between the Shoalhaven and the Eurobodalla local government areas. They were from Ulladulla, and told us that Shoalhaven is responsible for the maintenance of the depth markers at this spot. I am not sure if it is the Clyde River, or a tributary.

Of course we stopped for a chat.