…..'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'…..

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menosplorer - final look at Hawkesbury....for now...

Hari Om - regulars will have understood I am having computer and internet difficulties so this writing blog has turned into a "see it and know" pre-scheduled affair!!  Still entertaining and at least it's getting something out to you! Here are a few final glimpses from my trip to the Hawksbury river.
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The Australian Silver gulls are as keen on hanging around the fish and chip shops as any of their European cousins!

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The view from the top Flat Rock looking North to Dangar Island.

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The Bush Turkeys have become as prevalent round the picnic spots as pigeons!

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...and blow me down if chooks didn't appear from the bush when I walked by!!!

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Behind the mangrove swamps grow the paperbark trees.

This shot shows the reason for their name.


  1. The area is not the pretty, compared to other places in Australia but I have always liked this part of Sydney it is still wild and as you have found you don't know what will turn up.

  2. Hari OM
    This is true Merle - there are certainly more picturesque places, but there is a charm and 'feel' to Brooklyn that holds one captive!!

  3. Kinda dangerous for the turkeys to be out roaming around.... I guess that wouldn't be true over there...Duh! That paper bark tree is interesting. I've never seen any thing like it before.

  4. Nice little tour to brighten up a grey November morning in Nottingham.
    Thanks! Gail.

  5. I do like gulls - even if they steal chips!

    Glad you liked the wordy post!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne


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