Carss Bush Park
They call the place as the Carss Bush Park named after William Carss who originally owned the place (1854-178).
The park is a foreshore from Kogarah’s bay just off the Carwar Avenue covering an area of 25 hectares. Carss Bush Park offers a wide variety of recreational facilities and services. These include the Carss Park Café and Grill, the Kogarah War Memorial Olympic Swimming Pool, sports fields, bushland, playground areas, picnic and BBQ facilities, an intertidal swimming area, a Life Savers building, internal car parks, a stage area and other amenities and infrastructure.
We were here yesterday, and I enjoyed taking photos of the bushland and its wildlife. There were many people that day, all of the shaded picnic areas were occupied and some just laid down some picnic blankets on the grass to place their foods, etc. One big event, a birthday celebration was celebrated under the big trees just down or off the road and parking area.
Here are some photos of the wildlife I took from here.
The Lorikits are here in abundance.
A rare tree I found here.
Fruits of a shrub.
A spider on the web.
A fly. One flew away when I accidentally touched the stem they were resting on while focusing my lens.
Another kind of bird in the bush.
Wisemans Ferry Park
I love this place! The environment is enchanted and awesome that most people not only me come often here for some days’ relaxation. Not only that, it’s a number one spot for foreign tourists to visit and they come by buses sometimes three to four loads and I’ve seen their presence many times. Most of the times we come here for picnic, fishing on the Hawkesbury River or just plain stop over from close distant country visit of places nearby.
Wisemans Ferry is situated in the heartland of the Hawkesbury River, about 60km north-west of Sydney’s CBD. Encircled by noteworthy national parks – Dharug to the north and east, Yengo to the north-west, Cattai to the west, and Marramarra to the south – Wisemans Ferry is a rustic village on one of the country’s most famous waterways.
The park is dotted with old big trees with colourful heavenly leaves hovering over the park and amalgamating with the other kinds of trees projecting an image of colossal beauty that touches admiration from visitors as well as local folks, indeed immaculate in style. It’s a fascination by nature that makes the place proud of – river plus huge trees and neat cut grasses with spacious picnic grounds.
The awesome park’s main road
Cars and motorbikes are moved from one side of the river into the other by a huge barge that makes the place a bit busy every day. Sports like kayaking and Jet Ski keeps the Hawkesbury River busy too. Not far from it is a vast golf course, another favourite place of relaxation by golf lovers.
I have more photos of this place in the photo galleries at the sidebar.
The huge barge at work.
Sea Shells called here as Pipis.
I like sea shells; they’re very nutritious and edible! We found these sea shells they call Pipis while we were holidaying north of Sydney in a bay called Myuna Bay in Lake Macquarie, New South Wales. We discovered them by accident when some of our guys found some of them buried in the shallow sandy bay while the kids were enjoying their bath.Then later at midday some girls, there were six of them, of Chinese descent came down and started scouring down the bay for these sea shells complete with buckets to fill on. So, we were convinced that there were heaps of sea shells in this bay. We too, gathered some more. In the fish market at Sydney, these sea shells are sold per kilo and are very expensive. But mind you, sea and marine life are protected by the government and there are limits to whatever catches taken out from their sanctuaries.
Myuna Bay, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales