Thursday, 2 February 2012

Friday Fences: Wattamolla

Last week's Friday Fences post was all about the fence...This week, it's more what you can see through the fence!



The Royal National Park in Southern Sydney is Australia's oldest National Park and the second oldest in the world (after Yellowstone in the USA). It is hard to believe that there is such a beautiful place right in Australia's biggest city! Wattamolla beach is one of our families favorite places. It is full of history too because GrumpyDaddy's family also visited there many times when he was growing up.


To get to the beach, there is a lovely walk along the edge of the lagoon.


There is the option of swimming in the lagoon, or braving the surf!!



The fence and warning signs are supposed to act as a deterrent to stop people from jumping into the lagoon from the top of the waterfall. If you look at the top right, you will see that these measures were not enough to deter everyone.



We  last visited Watamala after my kids first taste at' high patform ocean diving' at Watson's bay. As the bigger kids were jumping into the lagoon, I could see my children watching them; the wheels turning in their  little heads, begging the question...".maybe we could".....

........"not a chance!!".....



For Friday Fences I'm linking up to Life According to Jan and Jer for Friday Fences. Come accross and see some beautiful photography from all over the world!


31 comments:

  1. Looks like a gorgeous place to visit as a family! Nice shot...love your little redheads!

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    1. Thanks! and thank you for host ing the Friday Fences link-up!

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  2. How fun. Looks like a great place for family memories.

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  3. I do like the long view in the first photo--takes me right out on the ocean to begin my journey!

    Fence Among the Snows

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    1. Thank you...that's exactly what I think when I stare out at the ocean...the horizon, wondering what's on the other side of the world!

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  4. looks like a fun day...I can't wait for summer to come back to Texas

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    1. Thanks Deb! We have had a week of rain and cold and I'm waiting for summer to come back here as well!!

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  5. Looks like a lovely spot!!

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    1. Thanks Liz, I'm waiting for my little boy to grow a little more so we can do some longer walks in the area as well!

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  6. what a great series of shots, the journey you have taken us on is spectacular.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment!

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  7. Gorgeous views through the fences! And beyond! What a really wonderful park. Thanks so much for sharing these photos!

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    1. Thanks Marie! I'm so glad you enjoyed the photos.

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  8. Our son and family live in Adelaide so we have visited a few times, also visited Sydney but have never found Wattamolla beach - we might do now though! Great 'photos.
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    1. Thanks Barbara. The park is beautiful....there is even a waterfall that flows right into the ocean!

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  9. i need to travel to your area. what great shots. & looks like a wonderful day trip. (:

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    1. Thanks Beth. Luckily my mother in law lives quite close to this amazing location so we can visit quite often!

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  10. beautiful scenes, the sand looks so pure

    adorable red headed children :)

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    1. Thank you Dianne...I think the red hair means they are cheeky too!

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  11. gorgeous scenery and a fantatsic place to visit

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  12. One never knows what ones has in their own backyard until someone posts a picture of a great place like this
    Bridget #41

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    1. Thanks Bridget! It is a really beautiful place!

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  13. Oh Wattamolla is a stunning spot. My friends and I used to go there many moons ago. There really is no place quite like it... in Sydney anyway. I remember the water being so crystal clear and beautiful. Gorgeous pics :o) xo

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  14. Oh goodness...warm weather and sunshine! Great photo's...wish I was there! ;)

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  15. Beautiful place.

    Regards and best wishes

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