A Semi -Regular Photo Blog about Life in Northern New South Wales, Australia.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Local Testudian Discovery Rocks Reptile World

Many move to Yamba to spend their last years at the seaside. 
This Galápagos tortoise has an advantage that its twilight years will last for 50.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wish You Were Here!

The classic/iconic view of Main Beach Yamba; note Surf Club, Pacific Hotel and Norfolk Pines.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Fabulous 1950's Floors Forever

St Mary's College Hall Grafton. Soon for the wreckers ball.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Lower Ebor Falls. Guy Fawkes River.

How come a remote tributary of the Clarence River is named after an anti-Protestant 17th century terrorist?

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Don't Pay the Ferryman

The Lawrence Ferry is an alternate, and much more interesting route between Grafton and Maclean.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Who is Watching From Behind the Blind?

The sort of beautiful decaying house its hard to find these days.If Boo Radley lived in Grafton he would happily hide here.  

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Birds Eye View

McFarlane Bridge. 105 years of service linking Maclean to Woodford Island. 
The addition of the Osprey nesting platform to the top left demonstrates the adaptability of the structure to keep serving well into the 21st Century.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

"A Dingo Stole My Baby!"

Pippi Beach Yamba. The kids were very unsettled by this discovery, "where has the baby gone?" they asked.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Bacon and Eggs at the Beach

Main Beach Kiosk at Yamba is a classic location for breakfast.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Flor d'Luna

The night blooming cactus putting on a spectacular display in my garden.
Flor d'Luna is also the name of a great instrumental tune by Carlos Santana.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

One Soon in Every Home!

This Robot has recently been unveiled in a Grafton showroom. Watch out Apple!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rusty Heart

Behind the restored facades the beautiful reality remains: rust, peeling paint and patina.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Carmen Miranda Day

The Brazillian Bombshell fondly remembered on the windows of a Grafton investment bank.
Who said the finance industry was a staid profession?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hot Rod Heaven

100's of classic motors have descended on Yamba for the annual Hot Rod Rally

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Can You Keep A Secret?

Pebbly Beach @ Yuraygir National Park. A perfect crescent of sand (and pebbles!) that sees very few people.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Grafton Gothic

If the Addams Family or Munsters lived in Grafton they would choose this house.
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Remains of the Day

Yamba prawns and Grafton Jacaranda blossom. An inclusive and delectable combination!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

At the Gallery

The Grafton Regional Gallery is currently exhibiting its renowned drawing competition JADA ( Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award).

Monday, November 8, 2010

Rusty Meccano

Grafton's iconic 1930's bendy bridge could sure do with a paint.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

 Annual visitors to the Jacaranda Festival are Riviera Cruiser owners from QLD

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Jacaranda Mayhem

A regular feature of Jacaranda is the dye and shave cream fights among eager teens.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Danger Above. Lookout!

Approaching storm. Shelly Beach Track, Yuraygir National Park

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Living Dangerously!

Heifer Station. Upper Clarence.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hopeless Causes?

St Judes. Brushgrove.

Monday, November 1, 2010

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