Some more photos from Williamstown, about which I have already blogged. This is a lovely seaside suburb, very historic and combining leisure activities with maritime ones. There is a great view of the Melbourne City skyline across the bay, but also of Port Melbourne and Station Pier. One can see the Diamond Princess, a cruise ship that visited Melbourne on January , 2012 when these photos were taken.
The West Gate Bridge can be seen in the second photo. The West Gate Bridge is a steel box girder cable-stayed bridge that spans the Yarra River, just north of its mouth into Port Phillip, and is a vital link between the inner city and Melbourne's western suburbs with the industrial suburbs in the west and with the city of Geelong, 80 kilometres to the south-west. The main river span is 336 metres in length, and the height above the water is 58 metres. The total length of the bridge is 2,582.6 metres. It is the third longest in Australia behind the Houghton Highway and the Hornibrook Bridge, and is twice as long as the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The bridge passes over Westgate Park, a large environmental and recreational reserve created during the bridge's construction.
This post is part of the Watery Wednesday meme.
Of course seagulls love the foreshore, especially when there are picnics in sight!