Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Bronte, baths

Bronte Baths are located just south of Bronte Beach on Nelson Bay, in the eastern suburb of Bronte. They are also known as the Bronte Beach Baths or the Bond Ocean Pool after lifesaving pioneer and swimming teacher, Major John Bond.

24 comments:

  1. Wow - it looks really nice and warm out there!

    Happy holidays!

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  2. Spectacular! Your photo has a very inviting feel. All the steps and tiers make this a most unique swimming hole! Enjoy these last few days of 2010!

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  3. These last two posts make me want to move to Sydney.

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  4. What a lovely spot for a pool! Love this shot.

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  5. Oh, wow, what a delightful scene. Is the pool water warmer, perhaps? We sure could use some warm, sunny, beach-type weather up here in Seattle. Days are only about 8 hours long right now.

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  6. Sara, yes the water in the pool is usually warmer than the ocean.

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  7. My word that is a beautiful place! What I wouldn't give to be there right now instead of freezing cold New Hampshire!

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  8. Is Bronte in any way related to Emily Bronte? It looks wonderful!!! I've wanted to spend time in Australia since I was a child...I will someday!

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  9. Andrea, the suburb took its name from Bronte House, a property in the area built by Robert Lowe, who became Viscount Sherbrooke. It had been named for Lord Horatio Nelson, who was the Duke of Bronte, a place in Sicily, Italy. The bay here is called Nelson Bay.

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  10. Wow...looks really warm and inviting!
    Happy holidays.

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  11. What a great venue for bathing! Heck, I could sit there and just admire the scenery for hours!

    Have a very happy New Year!

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  12. this is a fabulous pool! perfect for people who are afraid of swimming in the ocean.:p

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  13. It's nice to see this when we are n the full of winter. Allow us just a bit of envy...

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  14. Wow, it's lovely. The water looks so inviting.

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  15. I definitely want to visit Bronte Beach and Baths when I go to Sydney! Super. And thanks for coming by my blogs.

    Levonne
    A Camp Host Housewife's Meanderings: An RV Adventure & Levonne's Pretty Pics

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  16. It would nice to be there now!!! Luzia is wishing you peace, prosperity and health for 2011.

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