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Happy New Year

Well, that was a really long blog break! It’s three weeks into 2015 and I hope you have been enjoying these very warm days. We’ve been on the Central Coast post-Christmas, but frankly I haven’t taken out my camera a whole lot. The only photos I have for you are these from a brief visit to the village of Patonga.

Patonga

The Hawkesbury was a good place to be if you were a fisherman as there was a really warm current for a week or so after New Year’s Day.

Patonga

Although Umina Beach was packed, there weren’t too many people swimming here. Probably a good thing since we heard through the grapevine that someone caught a bull shark just off the wharf!

Patonga

I’ll be starting a photography course next week, so there will hopefully be more photos to post in the near future.

Patonga – Part 1

Ah, Patonga. This place has got to be one of the sleepiest places on the entire Central Coast. Even though it’s a mere 6km from Umina Beach it’s a very winding 6km through the Brisbane Waters National Park. Being surrounded by bush and water (West Head in Kuringai National Park sits opposite it) it feels like you’re in the middle of nowhere, making it a paradise for bushwalkers and fisher-people.

I like the dinghies parked on the beach. It looks terribly quaint.

Patonga Afternoon

I also like the fishing nets strewn on the ground. If it wasn’t for the very distinctive bushland, I could be somewhere on the Mediterranean.

Patonga Afternoon