Sunday, November 27, 2011
This morning I had to go over from where I live to a little fishing village about 20min drive away.
It is in the next bay round – and has been a quiet fishing village, holiday shack place for years! Well its started to grow up!!
As I drove in I took “the back road” – a real country road instead of the main road – and there were new subdivisions and houses everywhere.
So I decided that, although it appeared I wanted to visit a house a bit back from the sea, in one of the new sub-divisions, I would go down to the “front” to see how it looked.
Great relief – that hasn’t changed and the sea was in so it looked perfect!
As I said – it’s a fishing village and this was taken from beside the boat ramp looking out to sea. It’s a very popular fishing area as it is still within Hervey Bay, protected by Fraser Island and not open to the open sea therefore is usually calm Great fishing too!!
This shows the older part of the village on the front – from the boat ramp.
Most fishing is done from boats, but a few fish off the tiny jetty. The small beach area by the ramp was gravel – but I think that had been done to dissuade people from swimming by the ramp. If you look beyond the jetty – you can see some of the golden sand beaches the area is famous for.
Just behind the jetty – is a restaurant that has been there for ever – on the right – that goes right to sea. You can sit and eat or have coffee in the protected area, or the veranda, or out at one of the tables on the grass, or eat your evening meal in the restaurant inside, or out!! It’s a popular place for weddings too as you can see they have a lovely backdrop for photos!!
So that is another little section of our local spot of Australia.