The Blue Pool of Angourie has an intriguing history. A freshwater swim hole only metres from the salty sea.
In the 1890's it was developed as a quarry for the break walls of the Clarence River at Yamba. The story has it that they dug so deep that they hit a freshwater spring and it quickly filled up the hole.
In the 1960's it was a dazzling blue but since then there has been a progressive decline in water quality, what's that quote about loving something to death.
The quarried stone was moved to Yamba via a rail line and in the late 1930's the engines were sold to Japan as scrap iron, a great local link to the Pig Iron Bob story.
In a future post I must also tell you about the 'Angourie Crocodile'.
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