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Saturday, October 13, 2012

SHARK BAY

While we were in Sydney, Carol and David took us to lunch at Shark Bay overlooking the harbour.The photos were taken by TOH* as I left a cable at home for my little camera.

 We walked through Nielsen Park to get to Shark Bay. It is a beautiful  natural area surrounded by city suburbs.


 Unusual rock formation sculptured by the wind and rain.

 We climbed up to higher vantage point where the views were lovely.

 Looking down the harbour or is it up the harbour to the city.

We are looking across the harbour and pointing to where I studied at the Australian School of Pacific Administration (ASOPA). Later we will be heading to Canberra for a 50th Anniversary Reunion of my class. We have had a few reunions since 2002. They are held in different towns/cities around Australia because the ex students are scattered all over the country and the world.

*TOH= The Other Half

23 comments:

  1. The Vaucluse and Shark Bay photos are wonderful. Sydney Harbour is wonderous thing.

    It is amusing how only local people know up and down in their area. When a visitor gets it wrong, you think they are not so bright as it is so obvious to the local which way is up and down.

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  2. You show us some really gorgeous places Diane, and thank your other half for these great pictures will you please? Happy traveling!

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  3. Fantastic, Diane, I really enjoyed these photos. Great tour!

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  4. TOH did great! The non-aussie was wondering what the trees are in the first shot.

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  5. Thanks to both of you for the great pictures. There's something so wonderfully special about wild areas within the city. It always feels like you've discovered a secret!

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  6. Great photos by TOH... What a gorgeous area. Colin wrote and talked about showing you two around Young...

    Have a wonderful trip.... Can't believe that you left your camera cable at home... My My!!!!! ha

    Have a great weekend/week.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  7. Almost makes me homesick! That's the one thing about the harbour- so many little nooks and crannies, and rockpools! Oh the rookpools! I remember many an afternoon spent collecting little starfish so they could "walk" all over my hands with tickly little feet.

    You lucky things!

    TOH did a fabulous job.

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  8. MTWaggin, I think they are Moreton Bay fig trees..

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  9. What an exquisite little bay, so close to the city too.

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  10. Diane, what a beautiful place. TOH too some pretty shots. Love the trees, rock formation and the last shot of you and hubby. Have a great weekend!

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  11. It is a great place that Shark Bay. Nice pictures.

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  12. The trees are like beautiful sculptures and oh, that water - beautiful!
    LOVE that shot of you and Bill!!!
    Continued safe travels.

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  13. SHARK bay....? Is that why no-one was in the water?

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  14. TOH did a great job, these are magnificent views and i like that beach. the rock is my favorite. just beautiful.

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  15. wonderful photos but I am also struck by your 50 years since graduation!
    happy weekend
    anni

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  16. Such a pretty bay...funny how yall pointed at your school

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  17. I know there are sharks in Australia but I assume you can swim at this beach.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  18. If you look closely there is a shark net protecting swimmers.

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  19. Ah, such stunning scenery Diane - beautiful skies included :D)

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  20. Looks lovely, I've never been there. I know very little of Sydney really ... I guess I have spent most of the time I have lived there trying to escape it rather than taking in its beauty.

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  21. It was nice to spend some quality time with you both. xxx
    Enjoy the rest of your trip and come back soon! xx

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  22. I have not been to shark bay or I don't remember being there. Lovely photos. Have a good week Diane

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  23. Your pictures make me feel as if I would be on holidays ! What a beautiful landscape ! I never had a class reunion, because I left Germany too early and the German school in Brussels had mostly kids of diplomates who never stayed for a long time.

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