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    Post by Dawn on Sat 13 Mar 2010, 5:25 pm

    A beautiful little beach near Simons Town on the southern side of the peninsula, it is very small and also within a nature conservation area, due to the penguin colony that nests on the rocks. Years ago when bringing my children here the penguins were prolific, this time around I noticed there were still lots of them but a lot less than then. The beach is also protected largley from the wind, so bathing is very pleasant. Called boulders beach because of the rocks that surround it.




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    One of the little pools the children like to play in
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    looking out to sea
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    Post by Bruce on Sun 14 Mar 2010, 9:56 am

    What a pretty area! I love these kind's of beach's we had a few of them in the area I grew up in, But not up here so much as they are big long beach's!
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    Post by Dawn on Sun 14 Mar 2010, 7:53 pm

    Yeah it's nice to have a beach with character eh! Your beach's are long and sweeping very much like our west coast here.

    By the way in one of your other posts on the sunsets at Blue Peter you asked whether the bay had a name. You were right I just found out that section is called "small bay" not a very original name but a name never the less. What area did you grow up Bruiser?
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    Post by Dawn on Sun 14 Mar 2010, 8:33 pm

    I meant , what area did you grow up in. That says it better .
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    Post by Joy on Mon 15 Mar 2010, 3:07 pm

    I'll leave that for Bruiser to answer once he has stopped doing his computer stuff, Dawn. He received two packages today of more bits & pieces to make his computer even spiffier than it is now.

    Just wanted to say what fantastic images you have posted, Dawn. It is a beautiful area & your wonderful pics have certainly shown us that. No wonder the penguins like that spot, with the kelp barrier, which would afford them some protection, from predators, when getting in & out of the water, I'd imagine. Many thanks for posting these great pics. :cheers:
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    Post by Bruce on Mon 15 Mar 2010, 4:38 pm

    [quote="Dawn"]Yeah it's nice to have a beach with character eh! Your beach's are long and sweeping very much like our west coast here.

    By the way in one of your other posts on the sunsets at Blue Peter you asked whether the bay had a name. You were right I just found out that section is called "small bay" not a very original name but a name never the less. What area did you grow up Bruiser?[/quote]

    I was born in sydney but grew up on the central coast at a small town called Ourimbah, dad had an orchard (oranges) and I worked on the dairy over the road with my mate so when we finished the milking we would race straight out the beach for a surf etc!
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    Post by Dawn on Tue 16 Mar 2010, 5:05 pm

    What a wonderful childhood , couldnt think of anything better.
    I think our generation have all experienced the last of those wonderfuls if what I say makes any sense. Could be that I am being a bit arrogant here, but it sure feels like it to me.
    I can bet growing up on in Orange Orchard.... 'a peeled Orange smell' now to you brings back some huge nostalgia.

    Just recently saw a documentary on the making or the outset of Darling harbour in Sydney? I was busy at the time so never saw *everything* with my back and forwards to the tv. They said it was one of the most beautiful harbours. The name is enough to be endeared to it.
    I always feel it a priviledge to have seen and experienced things before they become too commercial.
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    Post by Joy on Tue 16 Mar 2010, 9:07 pm

    Darling Harbour is part of Sydney Harbour & is on the western side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Dawn. It was named after one of the early Governors of NSW which was then the name of the British colony, before it was called Australia. It was one of the working ports in Sydney Harbour but after the major freight port was moved to Botany Bay, many of the wharf areas in Sydney Harbour fell into disuse. Darling Harbour was transformed, during the 1980s, into a pedestrian & tourist precinct with bars, restaurants, entertainment venues, shops, even a casino. You know the sort of thing. We aren't really very familiar with it. :oops:

    I agree with you about how much childhood has changed. We could do so much that the children of today would not be safe in doing. Think we were a great deal more fit & independent as a result.


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