Category Archives: Travel

Photos taken at Eden Killer Whale Museum on NSW South Coast

 

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Skull of Old Tom, famous leader of a pack of killer whales who helped whalers in Eden harpoon other whale species such as the baleen whales.  This is the only recorded instance in history.  His teeth on the lower left jaw are worn down from grabbing the whalers’ ropes.  His skeleton is in the Eden Killer Whale Museum.  The whalers gave the killer whales the tongue of the harpooned whales as a reward.

 

http://killerwhalemuseum.com.au/

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Humpback whale’s lower jawbones
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Old whaling boat

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Australia is now an anti-whaling nation, and Eden was named the world’s number one place to watch humpback whales migrating by National Geographic in 2014.

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Inside of old whaling boat from early days of whaling in Eden

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Lovely old tourist poster of T.S.S. Merimbula

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Another early whaling boat.

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View from Eden Killer Whale Museum Lighthouse

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The sun valve used in lighthouses from 1900s – 1960s.  It earned its inventor Gustaf Dalen the 1912  Nobel Prize in physics.  This one was in the museum.
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Photos taken on a recent trip to the Sapphire Coast, NSW

Here are some of the photos I took on a recent bus trip to the Sapphire Coast in New South Wales with some Probus friends.  We stayed in beautiful Eden and visited Tilba Tilba, Mallacoota, Merimbula, Narooma, Bega Cheese Factory and ate and drank far too much.  The area we visited on the South Coast of New South Wales (known as the Sapphire Coast) is really beautiful, and on a day trip on the water at Eden we saw a dolphins, a seal and a fairy penguin.  We also visited a winery in Central Tilba.  These photos are from Central Tilba, a lovely little heritage listed historic village with a small, (approximately 100) and very artistic population.  Hope you enjoy these memories.

 

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This old bed and breakfast in the historic, heritage listed village of Tilba is for sale.
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Another of the historic and quaint shops of Tilba.
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A glimpse of the views from Tilba.  The country is green with rolling hills and volcanic mountains.
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One of our group on the retro lounge in the old lolly shop at Tilba.
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A plea on the local community hall in Tilba.
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Another view of the winery.
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Small winery in mountains of Tilba Tilba where we had a delicious ploughman’s lunch with local wine.

http://www.tilba.com.au/

 

 

Some Photos of beautiful architecture in Goulburn

I haven’t been doing anything on my blog for some time due to family problems, but here are some photos I took of some lovely old homes on a recent visit to Goulburn as well as the magnificent Court House.   Goulburn is Australia’s first inland city and is full of buildings of historical interest.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goulburn,_New_South_Wales

 

“The weird thing about houses is that they almost always look like nothing is happening inside of them, even though they contain most of our lives. I wondered if that was sort of the point of architecture.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

 

 

 

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Lovely old Federation-style home. Roses in garden are typical as Goulburn is known as the City of Roses.

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The imposing  Italianate front entrance of Goulburn courthouse.  It was built in 1881 and is one of the most spectactular court houses in New South Wales.
The imposing Italianate front entrance of Goulburn courthouse. It was built in 1881 and is one of the most spectactular court houses in New South Wales.

 

Another view of front of court house.
Another view of front of court house.

 

Court house complete with dome.
Court house complete with dome.

 

Some of the lovely roses in the court house gardens.
Some of the lovely roses in the court house gardens.
A different angle of flowers and court house.
A different angle of flowers and court house.

 

This photo shows the grandeur of building.
This photo shows the grandeur of building.

 

More Photos taken at Manly Beach

Here some more photos I took at Manly this week.  They include some of the avenue of Norfolk Pines, a bearded water dragon sunning himself along the walkway to Shelly Beach (a common sight as they are a protected species) and some of the water along the same walkway.

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Bearded Dragon on rock
Bearded Dragon on rock

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Free filtered water.  A great initiative by Manly Council to counter plastic bottle waste on beach.
Free filtered water. A great initiative by Manly Council to counter plastic bottle waste on beach.

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