Wednesday, 2 December 2020

The beach at Devonport, Tasmania

Whilst at Devonport the other day we went to look at the Mersey River, the tide was out as you can see.  This is the river that the ships sail up to Bass Strait, the ferry to Melbourne and freight ships. 
The first 2 photos are of the Mersey River, one looking southwards down the river, the other where Neptune is looking north and the mouth of the river and beginning of Bass Strait.

Then we have Coles Beach around further to the west of Devonport and houses directly opposite the beach.  There is a good parking area and facilities there.

My parents lived at Devonport for a number of years till their passing.

 





47 comments:

  1. What a lovely area, very pretty. I love the beach, looks inviting.

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  2. A lovely area Margaret, and great photos. I lived in the southern part of Devon when I was young. I'm assuming, maybe incorrectly, that this area was settled with people from Devon? The only reason I say that is there is a city called Stafford several miles south of us here in the US, and I found a plaque once when visiting. It said it was settled by people from the county of Stafford in England. I have come across many towns with similar names and wondered if it was the same over there.

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    1. Amazing how many names of places within Australia are called after places, rivers or people in England, Ireland and Scotland.
      I found why Devonport is call so - The reason the new town was called Devonport was nothing more pragmatic than it was a port in the north central part of the county of Devon, and Tasmania's County of Devon was named because of the County of Devon in southern England.

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  3. Like Denise the names caught my eye. I suspect that the residents of the 'originals' to those place names would not recognise the newcomers but hope that they would also see the beauty (and the implied complement).

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    1. There certainly is, it's endless, always new things to see the old things to see always look different.

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  5. I never see a lot of people on the beach... Can you imagine having all that beach to yourself!!!

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    1. Yes, can imagine have a beach all to myself, happens here in Tasmania even in summer when the children go back to school after summer holidays.

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  6. Quite The Low Tide - Beautiful Sandy Beach - Happy December

    Cheers

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    1. Thanks and Happy December to you too..
      Yes, low tide it was.

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    1. Well he's there, a short walk to see him closer at the head of the river...maybe next time you visit you might get to see.

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  8. The sea is very flat..........are there reefs off-shore and thus no
    breakers for the board riding fraternity?
    Actually photo #2 suggests no reefs off-shore.

    Your promotion of the Tassie delights is amazing.
    The government should remunerate you........then again
    "Pigs might fly, eh?"
    Cheers
    Colin
    PS: We had a furious storm here last night. Quite a flashing light spectacle.

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    1. Calm day that day Colin.
      Yes, pigs might fly as the saying goes :) though I must say my photos do get 'taken' for tourism sometimes.
      Thanks.

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  9. It sure looks like folks were out there enjoying some beach time. The same might be said of folks here in NH as the weather has been more like early spring than nearly winter.

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    1. Well that's good it's still fairly warm then, well I think it is :)

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  10. through thats photos i can imagine for fishing there haha.. nice spot for photoshoot too

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  11. Nice photos, that wide beach with fine sand and calm waters, at least that is how it looks, is a delight, the second photo of the rocks is very attractive also to paint.
    Greetings.

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    1. Was very calm that day at the sea.
      If you would to paint that photo please do :)

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  12. You really do live in a beautiful part of the world.

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  13. beautiful! The tide is interesting, we do not have it here in Finland

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    1. Oh my, you don't! Think I remember that from one of your post a while back.
      Always tides here, some high some low tides, mainly normal tides :)

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  14. Very nice photographs, it looks a nice area.

    All the best Jan

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  15. The Devonport Coast area is very pretty and a delight for a holiday location.
    I understand this beautiful beach holds a lot of fond memories in your life, Margaret.

    Stay excited and happiness always be with you.

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    1. Plenty of memories but have never lived there, only when I looked after my parents at times, and when they passed.
      Thank you.

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  16. Fotografias fascinantes, Margaret!´
    Um emparvecido beijinho!🍀❤🍀
    Megy Maia🌈

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  17. Hello Margaret,
    What a lovely place.
    So nice to enjoy the beach. I love it.
    Nice pictures!!

    Greetings, Marco

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  18. Me han encantado estas playas, me gustaría pasear por ellas, son muy tranquilas. Besos.

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  19. Oih, what a dream between our dark (and rainy and cold) days.
    So lovely beach.
    Hugs

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  20. Beautiful place, great photos.
    Hugs and take care

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  21. amazing images of river and town dear Margaret :)

    i am happy that i can learn a lot about beautiful places through your details and photos ,they make me more connected to you my friend :)

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