Wednesday, 8 January 2014

MORNINGTON PIER

Mornington Pier was first built in the 1850's, providing a safe berth for steamships carrying holiday makers from Melbourne. It was was also a busy departure point for vessels carrying produce to the Melbourne markets before rail arrived in the early 1890's. Today the pier is a popular destination for a range of recreational activities including sightseeing, fishing and scuba diving. Several fishing boats still use the pier as loading off point, as this mussel boat seen here.

This post is part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme.









7 comments:

  1. Amazing pictures, love to travel in these boats and do fishing :)

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  2. Lovely photos, as always Nick

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  3. A terrific place to visit Nick. The sight of those mussels makes me want to boil up some pasta and throw in a few shells.

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  4. such a lovely part of the world…especially with all those colourful beach boxes in the distance.

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  5. Great shots! Would love some of those mussels

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