Walking along the Gosford waterfront on a sunny winter afternoon, I enjoyed the vista of moored boats and the occasional white faced cormorant. The impressive waterfront Coast Bar and Restaurant, (formerly Iggy’s waterfront restaurant) situated near the wharf of the cruise ship – Lady Kendall, is a great spot to take in the view and enjoy a coffee.
The rugged coastline of Frazer Beach hides a tranquil paradise. With its sandy beaches and coastal heath, Frazer is a wonderful place to visit on a sunny afternoon.
Enjoy glimpses of the pristine water, combined with relaxing music.
Munmorah State Conservation Area is on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia.
These sandstone cliffs – between Terrigal main beach and the Haven – have been weathered by erosion. Erosion wears away rock through the force of wind or water. As the elements erode the soft rock underneath, the hard rock tumbles down, creating cliffs and escarpments.
The sandstone is often a reddish colour from the iron it contains. It is mixed with shale deposits and some conglomerate rock.
Plants cling precariously to small pockets of soil and create an amazing landscape. Note the tree above, with roots exposed and very windswept foliage.
A raised walkway is soon to be constructed below these majestic cliffs.
Terrigal is a beachfront area on the Central Coast of New South Wales.
At Strickland State Forest, you will find many beautiful native plants and trees.
Wandering through the forest tracks on a recent visit, we photographed some of the large fan shapes of the cabbage tree palms, dainty new buds and flowers on the wattle trees and some amazingly patterned tree trunks.
Strickland State Forest has many walking tracks through varying forest types. These tracks were built by a volunteer group – Friends of Strickland – in partnership with the Forestry Corporation of NSW.
As you meander along tracks which descend gently through moist forest, filled with ferns and cabbage palms, you pass delightful little babbling creeks.
If you have an old empty gas bottle, some pipe for the legs, a small grate, pipe for a chimney and bits and pieces for a door handle, you can make a ‘bush pig’.
Our little portable stove (pictured above) looks almost like a small pig; it can be used to boil a billy of water, or cook with a fry pan or a wok.
The stove is also great for heating a small area. Sparks cannot escape as the door can be closed and the top grate covered.
Small enough to take camping – especially if you place it in a box to contain the soot and carbon – this stove is a handy accessory. The only drawback is that, owing to the small firebox, the wood must be cut into small pieces.
An afternoon stroll along the waterfront reserve at Davistown is always a treat and today was no exception.
Calm water, an amazing assortment of water birds, moored boats and an occasional passing ferry make some interesting photo opportunities.
Pictured above are some of the seagulls, pelicans, ducks and cormorants that we encountered on our walk (as photographed by my grandson).
During this pleasant level walk along the Illoura Reserve, you pass the Lintern Street Wharf – which is one of stops for the ferry service that runs from Davistown to Woy Woy – and informative signs, containing information about the past history of the area.
Continuing along the waterfront, you pass remains of Aboriginal shellfish middens. This area was reputed to have been the location of one of the largest Aboriginal camps in the district at the time of European settlement.
Further along the waterfront, a large children’s playground and an enclosed swimming pool on the edge of the sandy beach make an enjoyable picnic destination.
Davistown is on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia.