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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sunrise in Phang Nga Bay

The 2 photos below were both taken in Phang Nga Bay on Phuket in Thailand early in the morning. Both are available to buy as prints on Fine Art America.

 

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Waiting for the wind

Llynnjon Mill in Llanddeusant, Anglesey is the only working mill on the island. Originally built in 1775, a restoration was completed in 1986. It has been producing flour since.



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Monday, June 09, 2014

Sydney Harbour Bridge

One of the most iconic structures in the world has graced Sydney Harbour since 1932. Taken here just after sunset, the bridge carries rail, vehicular, pedestrian and cycle traffic.



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Sunday, June 08, 2014

Hua Hin Beach, Trang Province, Thailand

Hua Hin is a rather large popular beach resort south of Bangkok on the Gulf of Thailand. It is popular with tourists and especially with Thais from Bangkok. It is also famous as a retreat for the Thai Royal Family. There is however, another Hua Hin which is virtually unknown and is the name of a beach on the Andaman coast in Trang province. Trang is a much less visited area of Thailand and the chances are you will have the beach to yourself although it has to be said that the beach is not of the same quality as many Thai beaches that are famous for coconut palms , white sand and clear,blue waters. Nevertheless it is an interesting place to visit as the scenery is spectacular.

These photos can all be purchased as prints from Fine Art America.



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I recently joined Fine Art America which enables people to buy my photos as framed prints or greetings cards. I will post each photo added to the site here.


The photo above is taken on a small island named Koh Rok Yai in the Andaman sea of the coast of Trang province in Thailand. The island is unspoilt and we were the only people to visit the island that day in a traditional Thai "long tailed" boat.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sydney's Eastern Suburbs Coastal Walk (Bondi to Coogee)

The rugged coastline of the Eastern suburbs of Sydney is quite rightly renowned for its magnificent coastal walk. The walk meanders between Bondi Beach and Coogee for six kilometers across scintillating cliff tops, through shady parks, alongside sparkling beaches, even skirting Waverley Cemetery, which just has to be the most scenic of cemeteries anywhere.

Starting from the justifiable world famous Bondi Beach, the walk passes the famous Bondi Baths, a tidal swimming pool that is home to the famous Iceberg Winter Swimming Club. Originally built in 1887, the current structure has been in existence since 1931.

The path then winds up through Hunter Park and then Marks park both of which provide splendid cliff top views of the ocean, the cliffs and Bondi beach before skirting Tamarama Beach through the Gaerloch Reserve.

Tamarama, nicknamed Glamarama by the locals due to its propensity to attract swimmers and sunbathers who wish to be “seen” also attracts many surfers. Dangerous for both the inexperienced swimmer and surfer, the narrow beach lies between two headlands, has deep water and faces directly east towards the incoming swell. An offshore rock shelf intensifies the often heavy swell which creates the waves the surfers are seeking. The Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club, formed in 1906 prides itself on not having lost a life despite the fact that more rescues per thousand are executed than any other patrolled Sydney beach. 

Around the next headland lies the popular Bronte beach which is home to the world’s oldest life saving club formed in 1903. Bronte is named after Lord Nelson who was also held the title of the Duke of Bronte in Sicily which was bestowed upon him by King Ferdinand.The beach which adjoins Bronte Park has both an ocean pool and a rock pool at its southern end making it a popular place for families despite the frequently dangerous surf.

 From Bronte, the pathway follows the cliffs towards Clovelly passing the spectacularly located Waverley Cemetery on the the way, which opened in 1877. Stuffed with Victorian and Edwardian monuments, the cemetery is the final resting place of several notables including Australia’s first Prime Minister, Sir Edmund Barton. A new pathway now circumvents the cemetery purposely restricting access in order to prevent damage. 

Passing the enviable positioned Clovelly bowling club in Burrows Park, the pathway winds down to the small but popular Clovelly beach located on a narrow inlet. The beach which also features a tidal swimming pool, is a firm favourite with families due to the safe swimming and snorkeling possibilities. 

Just around the corner from Clovelly, is a beautifully clear inlet known as Gordon’s Bay which has Sydney’s only underwater nature trail marked by 700 metres of chain. Small aluminium fishing boats line the head of this green watered inlet that is naturally popular with snorkelers. 

There follows a climb up to a sandstone headland known as Dunningham Park, which has views extending beyond Coogee to the south. Coogee itself soon comes into sight as you pass the memorial to the Bali bombing. With a rock pool at its northern end, an ocean pool at its southern end and a long sandy stretch in between Coogee is a popular beach for all and the second largest of the beaches on the walk after Bondi. 

Several of the parks on the walk have public BBQs and there are lots of places to picnic or sit and gaze on the magnificent coastline, watch the surfers always on the lookout for the “big one” , swim in the ocean or one of the swimming or rock pools, or simply laze on the beach and watch the world go by. Naturally, along the course of the walk there is no shortage of places to take refreshment of one kind or another.
Bondi Beach, Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, Australia
Bondi Beach
Bondi Baths, Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, Australia
Bondi Baths
View of the rocks and Bondi Beach from Hunter Park
 
View from Marks Par, Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, Australia
View North to Bondi from Marks Park

Tamarama Beach, Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, Australia
Tamarama Beach
Surfing the rip at Tamarama, Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, Australia
Surfing the rip at Tamarama
Bronte Beach, Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, Australia
Bronte Beach
View South towards Waverley Cemetery, Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, Australia
View South towards Waverley Cemetery from Calga Reserve
 

Pathway past Waverley Cemetery, Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, Australia
The new pathway circumventing Waverley Cemetery
Coogee Beach

Sunday, June 02, 2013

St Patricks Day has been observed in Australia ever since the Governor of New South Wales Lachlan Macquarie declared it an official day of celebration. Every year a parade is organised by the St Patrick's Day Parade Organization. Australian Irish comprise almost 10% of the total Australian population so it is not surprising that Irish traditions are maintained in this way. 
Watching the St Patrick's Day Parade, Sydney
Watching the St Patrick's Day Parade, Sydney

Children waving at  the St Patrick's Day Parade, Sydney
Children waving at  the St Patrick's Day Parade, Sydney

St Patrick's College Band, St Patrick's Day Parade, Sydney
St Patrick's College Band, St Patrick's Day Parade, Sydney

Girl in fancy dress, St Patrick's Day Parade, Sydney
Girl in fancy dress, St Patrick's Day Parade, Sydney

Girl in fancy dress, St Patrick's Day Parade, Sydney
Girl in fancy dress, St Patrick's Day Parade, Sydney

Girl in fancy dress, St Patrick's Day Parade, Sydney
Girl in fancy dress, St Patrick's Day Parade, Sydney

Hot rod motorbike, St Patrick's Day Parade, Sydney
Hot rod motorbike, St Patrick's Day Parade, Sydney

Crowds at the St Patrick's Day Parade, Sydney
Crowds at the St Patrick's Day Parade, Sydney

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