A Daily Photo Blog about Life in Northern New South Wales, Australia.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Yamba Rock Pool

There are very few ocean baths north of Sydney and Newcastle but on Main Beach Yamba there is a real beauty. They work to a simple principle, at high tide the sea overtops the pool and replenishes it with new water. Once a month the council empties the pool completly and cleans out the build up of sand and decaying seaweed... woahhh does that smell bad on a hot summers day!

This pool was built in the 1960's and replaced an older rockpool on the other side of the headland. It is very well used and a free facility that Yamba is proud to have.

This is a Watery Wednesday Post. Click here to see other water scenes from around our globe.

13 comments:

  1. Missing a few swimmers on this occasion!

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  2. I love those seaside pools. A beautiful shot.

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  3. I saw the one at Newcastle last time I visited, thought it was a good idea.
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  4. You have such beautiful place, the view looks amazing

    My Watery Wednesday

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  5. Love watery Wednesday...great photo for the rolling waves coming in...

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  6. Beautiful those incoming waves! Great for WW:)

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  7. I've never seen a pool like this before. How clever! And I'm glad the council cleans it out frequently.

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  8. It is only recently that I came across "rock pools" and now they seem to be cropping up everywhere.

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  9. Great spot ... and view too!

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