Wednesday, 18 January 2012

WILLIAMSTOWN'S ROCKY FORESHORE

Williamstown is located at the mouth of the Yarra River where it enters Hobsons Bay and Port Phillip Bay, south-west of the Melbourne city centre.Originally Melbourne's first sea port, Williamstown has developed from what was a neglected industrialised centre into a popular and fashionable maritime village.


Williamstown is surrounded on three sides by water. The eastern shoreline consists of foreshore reserves dotted with piers, gardens and remnants of Williamstown's maritime history. Scenic views of Melbourne's city skyline can be enjoyed from Gem Pier where cruises on the Yarra River and the bay depart regularly (see my last Williamstown entry here). The rocky south-eastern coastline consists of open parkland which includes the Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park. 


The wildness of the rocky foreshore is quite charming and the lucky ones who live on the esplanade can enjoy its breathtaking views every day. Fishing, gathering shellfish and long walks along the foreshore can be enjoyed by everyone.


This post is part of the Watery Wednesday meme.






15 comments:

  1. What a beautiful place, Nick! I love the idea of it being surrounded on three sides by water and what a wonderful looking coast! Terrific captures and post for the day!

    Sylvia

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  2. Lovely images... it looks like a fantastic place to visit..

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  3. So refreshing to see these watery shots Nick - after sweltering in our 40 degrees heat yesterday these pics are balm to my soul.

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  4. I love this beach! It looks quite a lot like our Oregon coast-line (we lived in Oregon for years and now spend summers there). I love to walk along this kind of shoreline, looking for shells and exploring tidepools. Very nice.

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  5. What a great place to explore!

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  6. I've visited Australia and loved the coastline! That was unusual seaweed and plant life you captured with your camera.

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  7. Certainly a rocky foreshore! I only visited Williamstown very briefly -saw some of the maritime shops! Now you've inspired me to check out more! These photos are very appealing!

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  8. It looks like a fun place! Great shots.

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  9. You capture the atmosphere of the location well Nix.

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  10. Lucky, lucky residents who have this daily view. Love your compositions, especially the first photo with the plants so strong in the foreground. And what a wealth of plants along the shore. Hope you're within a short drive of this great location so we can see more of it in your work.

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  11. seems like a place I could enjoy. :)

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  12. It is a rugged beach, pretty.
    It reminds me of our Goa beaches.

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  13. Great photos, one of the things I like about Melb is the parks like this that everyone can get out and enjoy. We used to live not far from this one. Thanks for your kind comments on my post.

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