Sand Sculpture, Byron Bay

The builder of the sand castle had just completed his sculpture as we walked along the beach at night.

Sand Sculpture, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Sand Sculpture, Byron Bay

Sand Sculpture, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Sand Sculpture #2, Byron Bay

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Cape Byron Lighthouse

Built of concrete blocks in 1901, the Cape Byron Lighthouse stands on the most easterly point of the Australian mainland.

Lighthouse, Cape Byron, New South Wales, Australia

Lighthouse, Cape Byron – Australia’s most easterly lighthouse

Lighthouse, Cape Byron, New South Wales, Australia

Lighthouse, Cape Byron, New South Wales, Australia

Lighthouse, Cape Byron, New South Wales, Australia

Lighthouse, Cape Byron

A Favourite Place – Byron Bay

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.

Clarkes Beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Clarkes Beach, Byron Bay – View 1

Clarkes Beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Clarkes Beach, Byron Bay – View 2

Clarkes Beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Clarkes Beach, Byron Bay – View 3

Clarkes Beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Clarkes Beach, Byron Bay – Trees and Sand

Clarkes Beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Surfers, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Rocks and Surf, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Rocks and Surf, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

She-Oaks, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

She-Oaks, Byron Bay – These small trees are growing in the cracks in the rocks

Tallow Beach, New South Wales, Australia

Tallow Beach – Looking towards Cape Byron

Tallow Beach, New South Wales, Australia

Rainbow, Tallow Beach, New South Wales, Australia

Tallow Beach, New South Wales, Australia
Tallow Beach, New South Wales, Australia

Tweed River

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.

Tweed River, Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia

Tweed River, Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia

Tweed River, Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia

Tweed River, Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia

Winter Sunrise

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.

Sunrise, Cape Byron, New South Wales, Australia

Sunrise, Cape Byron, New South Wales – named after the grandfather of the poet, Lord Byron

The Singing Ship

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.

The Singing Ship, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

The Singing Ship, Emu Park, Queensland – A sculpture that does sing

The Singing Ship, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

The Singing Ship, Emu Park, Queensland – The white sculpture reflects the colour of the setting sun

The Singing Ship, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

The Singing Ship, Emu Park, Queensland – Looking west as the tropical sun sets

Emu Park – On the Capricorn Coast

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.

Rocks and Sea, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

Rocks and Sea at Emu Park

One-Legged Sea Gull, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

One-Legged Sea Gull at Emu Park, Queensland

Drift Wood, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

Drift Wood, Pine Beach, Emu Park, Queensland

Jetty, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

Jetty, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

Jetty, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

Jetty, Emu Park, Queensland – Opened in 1926 by Mrs Fisher wife of the then Prime Minister

Keppel Bay, Coral Sea, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

Keppel Bay part of the Coral Sea, Emu Park – in the distance is Great Keppel Island

The Singing Ship, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

The Singing Ship, Emu Park, Queensland – A monument to Captain James Cook who sailed the east coast of Australia in 1770

Pine Beach, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

Pine Beach, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia