Friday, 12 February 2016

Streaky Bay (2)

After the rain stopped we ventured out and took a few photos of Streaky Bay.


Same jetty and the Council keep the grass/lawn immaculate.




Information Centre


Bottle Brush


Streaky Bay is a little hilly in some places.  This is one of the Hotels.


Back at the beach

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  1. Margaret, this is a beautiful place. The place is neat and well maintained.

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    1. We enjoyed our time when there. All streets were tidy and we only found one house that wasn't.

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  2. I love the first one, totem poles, fantastic.

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  3. That's a verly large pier. Is it also used for big ships?

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. No - it is not used by big ships - the water is very shallow and of course tidal, thus the length of the pier. It was built for freighter barges to deliver food, mail and supplies in the old days by the coastal steamers that plied Australia's immense coastline.
      Colin

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    2. Filip and Kristen,
      There are many long piers as the one above in various places at the sea in Australia. Tide goes out a long, long way, and no ship would come there these days, once maybe for supplies as Colin has mentioned.

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  4. Schöne Bilder von Streaky Bay und vom Meer.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  5. How beautiful, especially that last picture.

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    1. Thanks and not a breath of a breeze when there taking that photo, right behind the caravan.

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  6. Love the information centre. I wonder what it was in earlier incarnations? A home? A school?
    And you are right about that grass. Amazing.

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    1. I should imagine by another photo I have of the information centre that is was a house. The back of the centres roof slants down like an old cottage type of house.
      The lawns were excellent seeing as we hadn't seen any for a very long time, at that time.

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  7. The rain gave a truce so that take a walk.

    Beautiful images , in particular I like the first .

    Kisses

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    1. Thank you.
      Different the first photo. I have never seen poles like that at any place I have visited.

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  8. it seem beautiful and peaceful! you give me want to visit your beautiful country!

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    1. Was peaceful when we were there but I expect it's not in spring and summer with holiday makers.

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  9. It is blatantly clear why Streaky Bay is a popular holiday destination, the council takes a great pride in it's town, amenities and environs.
    Your photos do the town proud Margaret.
    I dare say that when all those bottle brush trees are in bloom, the noise from the feeding lorikeets would be on the maddening side - ha ha.
    Presently the lorikeets here in my Brisbane suburb are in full voice in the bottle brush tree which has hardly any blooms?????
    I wonder is the wharf/extended jetty now used as was originally intended? Sea supplies would be a thing of the past now, but the jetty/wharf sure would be a great place to fish from and I reckon the young ones have fun jumping off it. Diving might be banned due to the shallowness of the water due to the tides??
    Very interesting place and no doubt a place will worth a visit.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Ah - "Well worth a visit" - and "e" and "i" are not even close on a keyboard!!!
      CFH

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    2. The Council do an excellent job at Streaky Bay, all was lovely and clean and well manicured.
      That bottle brush was just one near a house, there were not a heaps of them about.
      I guess there is a lot of fun to had, and has been had on the long pier of which there are many in Australia.

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  10. That is a long jetty...it reminds me of the one at Cardwell...and at the lengthy Lucinda Jetty.

    That's a lovely-looking old pub. It appears to be well-maintained.

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    1. The Pub was well looked after from the outside and I image it was also good on the inside.
      I know the long jetty at Cardwell, have been on it a few times when we stayed there once.

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  11. So many places to see... Love the pier.

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    1. And so many more places to come too.
      Yes, it's a lovely pier, would have walked it if it had of stopped raining long enough.

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  12. The pub is very attractive. I wonder if it was the Top Pub or the Bottom Pub, as they were often described in towns with some hills.

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    1. I have an idea that the pub is the only one in Streaky Bay at present. Seeing it's over looking the sea and is down the hill a little it would be the bottom pub :)
      It was first licensed in 1866 as the Flinders Hotel.

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  13. The Hotel reminds me very much of the Bridgeport Hotel in Murray Bridge, back in the 70s. I don't know what it looks like now.
    I love the totem poles on the foreshore and the boat.
    Looks like a very nice place altogether.

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    1. The Bridgeport Hotel in Murray Bridge is similar as those brick around the windows are the same. I do have a photo somewhere of that Pub, most likely not digital.
      Was a nice place and I can see why people go there in spring and summer to holiday.

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  14. It looks a nice place best not be there in school holidays.

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    1. The school was not very far away from the caravan. Definitely not a holiday in school holidays.

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  15. Looks a great place.
    Love that bottle brush bloom.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Bottle brush is pretty when you see a big showing of it.

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