Wednesday, 15 February 2012

MORDIALLOC

Mordialloc is a suburb in Melbourne, Australia, 24 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Kingston. At the 2006 Census, Mordialloc had a population of 7524. The name is derived from the Aboriginal term "moordy yallock", which translates roughly to "muddy creek."


Mordialloc Post Office opened on 17th October 1863. Mordialloc Creek is arguably the most significant feature of the suburb. Mordialloc Creek has a rich history of traditional wooden boat building. The Creek is still home to Pompei's boat works. Many classic boats line the walls of the creek and may still be admired today. Cafés, hotels and refreshment kiosks may also be found around the creek near its mouth near the sea.


This post is part of the Watery Wednesday meme.







20 comments:

  1. What a delightful looking place, Nick! I do love all of the boats! Terrific captures for the day as always! Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia

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  2. Great shots, - lovely colours!
    Happy Valentine to you!

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  3. Wonderful shots of summer! Oh how I log to see boats out on the water here in Ontario again!

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  4. It's wonderful to see your sunshine and lovely harbour.
    Many thanks for warming me up..

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  5. That is just beautiful! Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Beautiful shots. In my shot, they are actually weathered timbers protruding from the boardwalk. I believe they've been put there for the birds to rest and sun themselves.

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  7. It looks like a great place to take a holiday Nick ... Delightful!

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  8. Lovely scenes Nick. All those colourful boats promising "magical mystery tours" of local waters! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. What a lovely place. Great shots of the harbor.

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  10. I don't think we've ever been to Mordialloc - must pop down and try the 'Bridge' one sunny day. It looks like a very tidy marina area

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  11. I'd love to have a boat parked out back like that!

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  12. Great shots. I love those trees in the first shot.

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  13. Love the name and the translation.

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  14. What a lively place to enjoy some outdoor living. Do you visit here often? The creek doesn't exactly deserve it's name or you've pulled off some photo magic, Nick!

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  15. Great shots, looks sunny and warm.
    Have a great day.
    Greetings Mette

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  16. Lovely sunny weater there, great shots too

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  17. I don't know Mordialloc but I'm sure this would be a favourite spot of mine, it's lovely!

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  18. Awesome photos ~ Love the area ~ must be fun to visit ~namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. Wish to see this soon. Great shots!

    WW

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  20. That is SO our kind of place! The creek doesn't look so muddy to me. (Sometimes our Canal looks like coffee.)

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