Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lemon Tree Passage

Watery Wednesday

Port Stephens is a short drive north from Newcastle. This photograph was taken at Lemon Tree Passage in that area. The entire inlet is larger than Sydney Harbour but Captain Cook sailed past it not realising this. So we now have a wonderful aquatic playground on our doorstep.


The pelicans and seagulls
Know how to co-operate.
The fishing boats will soon arrive
And they're prepared to wait.
Port Stephens is a wonderland
As the whales and dolphins know.
And pleasure-boats go out to them
When they put on a show.

Learn more about coastal New South Wales from these earlier blogs.


Beek said...

This poem made me wish I could watch these dolphins perform.

Margaret Gosden said...

Cant keep up with you - everytime I turn around you have posted another good one!

kayleen said...

Port Stephans is a beautiful place. Love the pelicans and gulls in the foreground.

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Anonymous said...

Interesting post. Thank you.
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Martha Z said...

What a lovely spot, it looks like Sidney got the development and you got a beautiful, quiet spot to enjoy.

Darlene said...

I enlarged your photo and it really is wonderful with so many gulls and pelicans. I love the blue hues of the sky, water and shore.

Indrani said...

I too enlarged, lovely Pelicans!
Do you think they come to India on migration? :)
Lovely lines too, Brenda.

Arija said...

I enjoyed your post, photo and rhyme.

Kat said...

I saw a lonely crow in the forefront - people who come in the pleasure boats may not see this chap..!!!

Quilt Works said...

Neat to see how different birds happily coexist! Nice shot!

...waterfront in my favorite day trip destination!

eileeninmd said...

It is a lovely place and the gulls and pelicans are cool too.
Happy New years.

eden said...

What a lovely place! Beautiful shot and nice poem. Thanks for sharing

nuts said...

a poem, oh so lovely!!