Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Kurnell, Silver Beach

Silver Beach is located along the shore of Botany Bay, in the southern suburb of Kurnell. This viewing platform with a surfboard bench, looks out on the rockwall 'groynes' in the bay constructed to prevent severe beach erosion. In the distance is the long Kurnell wharf used by oil tankers for the nearby oil refineries. On this really cool day there weren't many people swimming but there was one brave soul in the water.

13 comments:

  1. There is always someone who will go in the water on the coldest of days

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  2. So brave man. Wonderful beach.
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  3. Kurnell seems to be losing sand, in spite of the groynes. We have sandbags on a number of our beaches, but still the sand slips away. Interesting photo.

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  4. Look great. And warmer than Yorkshire, trust me.

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  5. Do people swim close to the oil refineries?

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    1. The oil is pumped from the tankers through very long pipes to the refinery, which is actually much further inland. The water is very clean in Botany Bay these days.

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  6. Great picture Jim!

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  7. Makes me cold just thinking about the one person in the water! Probably because I just spent the weekend on the coast and the bright and shiny sun in the photos I took didn't reflect the biting cold of the wind!

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  8. Wonderful shot! Would like to sit there and watch ...

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  9. Hi Jim, I like the design of the viewing platform. Someone has put a lot of thought into it :D)

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  10. it is neatly constructed! thanks for linking in, jim!

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  11. This is a lovely spot. like the surfboard bench.

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