About Me

My photo

With more time on my hands these days, this gives me something to do. I hope you get some pleasure, along with me, in sharing this new stage of my life.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Middle Head with Les & Lori.



Thanks to Les and Lori for taking us to this historic part of Sydney we hadn't been to before.

The first fort at Middle Head was built in 1801 and the last batteries were constructed in 1942. The majority of the fortifications were built between 1870 and 1911 (from Wikipedia).



Click on photos to enlarge.

Map of Middle Head.

Middle Head fortifications.

Middle Head fortifications.

Middle Head fortifications.

Middle Head fortifications.

Middle Head fortifications.

Middle Head fortifications.

Middle Head fortifications.

"Does anyone know where Lori is?"

Inspecting one of the tunnels.

Middle Head fortifications.

Australian Ravens.

Black-faced Cuckoo Shrike.

The view from Middle Head out through the 'Heads' to the ocean.

The 'sea monster'. More likely just an eel.

The Manly ferry 'Freshwater'.

The ocean going tug PT Monto (Pacific Tug) is powerd by
2 x Cummins KTA50 – M2 engines.
 The Sydney Ports 'Pilot Boat' is orange.

Inner middle head defences.

Small cannon bunker, part of the inner middle head defences.

Manly

A tiny 'tag'.

Grotto Point Lighthouse.

The dwarf species of Kookaburra sits on Lynn's finger.

Clifton Garden harbour baths.

A wild rabbit with a million dollar view.

Magpie on Gymea Lilly.

Sergeant Major’s Cottage, Chowder Bay.

Chandeliers in Sergeant Major’s Cottage.

Georges Head Battery.

Shouldn't miss.

Georges Head Battery.

How it is today, and............

.........when Lynn first visited. Waving to the troops leaving for the Crimean War.

Defensive wall around the Gunners’ Barracks at the Georges Head Battery.

"It's only me".

1873

Defensive wall around the Gunners’ Barracks at the Georges Head Battery.

Brush Turkey.

Hope it comes out in colour.

They had a good view of who ever was entering the harbour.

Port Jackson

View over the Gunners’ Barracks (1873) and Chowder Bay to the ciy of Sydney.


Looking across Mosman to the City of Sydney.

Sydney Town.






Cameras:  Canon PowerShot SX60 HS and Sony DSC-W690



No comments:

Post a Comment