The builder of the sand castle had just completed his sculpture as we walked along the beach at night.
Built of concrete blocks in 1901, the Cape Byron Lighthouse stands on the most easterly point of the Australian mainland.
With its mild winters, Byron Bay, situated on the northern coastline of New South Wales, Australia, it is a good place to escape the harsh winters of southern Australia. It is known for its beaches and surf.
The Tweed River is situated in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. It is only a short river, flowing a distance of 20 kilometres from Murwillumbah, where all its branches meet, to its mouth at Tweed Heads.
One from my photo library, it brings back memories of a holiday in Byron Bay where the winter is much more mild than where I live.
I was standing on the main beach looking towards Cape Byron which is the most eastern point of Australia. Cape Byron was named after Vice Admiral the Honourable John Byron, RN, the grandfather of Lord Byron the poet.
In my previous post about Emu Park in Queensland, Australia, I featured a photograph of the Singing Ship. I thought it deserved a post of its own: Here are some more images of this monument.
The Singing Ship is a sculpture to commemorate the visit to this area by Captain James Cook in 1770. The singing is caused by the on-shore breezes which blow through the sculpture and cause a whistle type noise to emit from it. It was erected in 1970 to celebrate the bicentenary of Cook’s visit.
Emu Park is situated on the Capricorn Coast, Queensland, Australia. The small town was established in the 1870s when families from nearby Rockhampton built seaside holiday homes. It is also where my Great-grandfather chose to live.
Sunset photography has become so cliched, and yet, I can still marvel at the vivid colours when I see the sun disappear below the horizon.
Here are just a few from my photo library.
Loch Ard Gorge is situated in the Port Campbell National Park, just off the Great Ocean Road, in Victoria, Australia. This part of the Victorian coastline is also known as the shipwreck coast. There are over 600 known shipwrecks along the Victorian coast. The most famous is the Loch Ard.
Loch Ard Gorge got its name from this ship.
The Old Swing Bridge is situated on the Erskine River (where the river meets the sea), Lorne, Victoria, Australia. It can be viewed from the Great Ocean Road at the entrance to the seaside resort. The buildings on the opposite bank are old boat sheds; these have now been converted to a cafe.