Friday, 25 May 2007

The Boatshed, Picnic Point

A quiet spot in the sun on the Georges River at Picnic Point.

Quite a lot of photos recently along the Georges River. I have been wandering around on Sundays as my son plays cricket in parks nearby.

The Georges (named by Governor Arthur Phillip after King George III) is a beautiful river which travels through the southwestern and southern suburbs before flowing into Botany Bay. Downstream of Liverpool Weir it is tidal and salt water. Unfortunately the river became extremely polluted due to industrial and sewerage waste, but in recent years efforts have been made to clean it up.

For many years the suburbs along Henry Lawson Drive (eg Padstow, Revesby, Panania, East Hills, Picnic Point, Milperra) have been quiet, working and middle class "backwaters". Nowadays, with Sydney real estate what it is, there's much re-development.

The southern bank contained much army land that was in its natural bushland state, but new suburbs, like Voyager Point which I showed a couple of days ago, are now being carved out.

The Georges River National Park at least means parts of the beautiful rocky landscape and bush are preserved.


  1. Merci pour le lien, la promenade donne vraiment envie, c'est vraiment tres beau. je te souhaite un bon weekend

    Thank you for the bond, the walk gives really desire, it is really very beautiful. I wish you a good weekend

  2. Really nice and relaxing. Do you get many crocs in the George River?

  3. Sally, I found this for you, if you want to have a look on it:Location Arradon ;-)

  4. glenn: no crocs -they aren't this far south on the continent, but the occasional shark, yes.

    alice: thanks very much.

    olivier: thankyou and a good weekend to you as well.

  5. I have a very similar snap in black and white in a frame - you have found my secret picnic spot!!

  6. We're all boating this week end....have you seen my raft'll like him a lot!

  7. A nice shot. Very relaxing. What is $5.00? A map.

    Today, the final pictures of the series, "A Day in the Life of a Robin," is online. I couldn't decide which picture to use. I hope you get to see them.

    Abraham Lincoln
    Brookville Daily Photo

  8. Abe: The $5 is a "ramp fee" ie to use the boat ramp to launch your boat.

  9. It could be up the Hawkesbury river too, I love that sort of scenery...

  10. Sydney is such a 3 dimensional city. The topography is varied, stunning and ever - changing. There is something for everyone, everywhere. I don't think that you will ever run out of subject matter. I really can't wait to return, and of course, to see the places you are showing us all.

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