Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Chipping Norton Lake

Chipping Norton Lake is part of the Georges River, in the south western suburb of Chipping Norton. After farming activities declined in this area, the rich topsoil and underlying sand was mined. The dangerous pits and eroded riverbanks left behind were rehabilitated into parklands in 1977. This view is from Homestead Park and the little sandy foreshore here is called Grand Flaneur Beach. It's unusual to think of this as a beach, considering it is part of the Georges River and being located so far inland, at about 20 kilometres from Botany Bay and the coast.

33 comments:

  1. It's a nice little beach and a beautiful lake!

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  2. It is a lovely place with such an English sounding name!

    Nuts in May

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  3. I guess you take your beaches where you find them. If you don't want to go surfing this looks like a very nice beach.

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  4. It is nice to have a beach inland. We have some lakes here that have sandy beaches also. Great watery photo.

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  5. I would take a beach wherever one could be found! What a lovely place to sit and enjoy...maybe fish if so inclined...lovely place!

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  6. I imagine this place would be teaming with families come summer time, Jim.

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  7. Yes, it's a very popular picnic spot Julie.

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  8. Lovely shot!
    Not what we think of as a beach but with sun, sand, and water it works.:)

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  9. Looks like a cool place for a hot Australian summer to come.

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  10. It's beautiful and peaceful somehow.
    (Gee, you covered the whole lot of Sydney now but there's still more!) :)

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  11. Lovely photo, and so nice to have a beach on a lake.

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  12. A lovely spot and looks like someone is hiding in the green trees enjoying it! Carol

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  13. A beautiful spot for a picnic. Lovely photo!

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  14. That's a gorgeous view of the lake. Nice little beach for a picnic.

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  15. Beautiful lake, so funny that it is called Chipping Norton as that is a village in Oxfordshire, I would have to say with the weeping willows the place is very similar to Henley and Marlow here in the UK. Thanks for sharing:)

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  16. Great shot and lovely lake. Living inland, we have many lakes and these "beaches" are common on them . Some of the fresh water beaches are huge and popular resort areas.

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  17. Looks very peaceful, I would love to spend time here.

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  18. Jane, we have a lot of suburbs, towns and cities in Australia named after places in Britain. Chipping Norton was named after the homestead of an early settler who had been to England to study law at Oxfordshire. So there's the connection. We also have a Sydney suburb called Henley.

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  19. It's nice that this area was reclaimed and is now a park. It looks very pleasant.

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  20. Yah looks like a beach. The scene is so beautiful.
    Thanks for the visit.

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  21. I live to a Chipping Norton, too - but the one here doesn't have any lakes or rivers to speak of...

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  22. An inland river beach - lovely and so different from its Cotswold's namesake.

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