Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Balgowlah Heights, Forty Baskets Beach, baths

The view from the baths at Forty Baskets Beach, in the northern suburb of Balgowlah Heights. The beach is named after a catch of 40 baskets of fish sent to a contingent of New South Wales troops detained at the nearby North Head Quarantine Station after returning from Sudan in 1885. The boats are moored in North Harbour, one of the three harbours that make up Port Jackson. In the distance is a ferry at Manly Ferry wharf, on Manly Cove.

16 comments:

  1. hi Jim,
    step by step I discover the wonder of your beautiful city ! ciao

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  2. Very wonderful watery view!

    http://www.1sthappyfamily.com/2013/05/the-rain-on-lake-surface.html

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  3. I have been stopping by your site for many years. I don't always comment; but just had to say Forty Baskets Beach is quite a different name for a beach. How did that name come about? My favorite shots are always beaches. You done good! Have a wonderful day! Be safe. See you next week.
    JM Illinois

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    1. Thanks L&V. It's named after a catch of 40 baskets of fish sent to troops detained at the nearby North Head Quarantine Station after returning from Sudan in 1885.

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  4. i like the name Forty Baskets Beach.:p
    i wonder how the name came to be.

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    1. Luna, I've added something about in the post. :)

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  5. Love the name--the history of some places makes them more real, somehow. Great view of the harbor.

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  6. A most interesting story of a great fishing area.

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  7. Lovely sho of boats in the harbour. There is no doubt that Sydney harbour is on of the most beautiful harbours in the world. So photogenic. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Even though I doubt I pronounce the names of ,any Australian places, I confess to loving their names. :)

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  9. Very interesting of how they came up with the name for this beach. Nice shot

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  10. A beautiful photo and interesting history behind the name of the beach. Pamela

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  11. Beautiful photo and a great story. Love the fence in the water.

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  12. I noticed your city is surrounded with water. Thanks for sharing!

    Visiting from Water World Wednesday
    Kim,USA

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