Sunday, August 27, 2006

Manly Markets

The Manly Markets are held each Sunday morning from very early until early afternoon. There are all sorts of stalls - photography, craft, art, plants, food, vegetables, and lots more. So many people have a late breakfast at one of the many restaurants that are open in the Manly precinct, and wander down to the Markets for a stroll, and to purchase some of the great goodies available. A walk along the waterfront is usually on the program too.

Count the Pelicans

The strangest bird is a pelican
His beak can hold more than his belly can

Here are a host of pelicans, probably resting until they set out for some fish or crabs for their next meal - it was taken on the Wynnum Manly foreshore this morning (27/8/06)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Bayside Women in Business

Every three months a group of business women (and those interested in business) meet for lunch. The function for August was held yesterday (22nd), and the guest speaker was Kay Danes, who had been imprisoned in Laos a number of years ago. Everyone was spell bound as they listened to her very emotional story.

Kay Danes, with guests.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Clean Beach Award

The Clean Beach Award is being judged this week - Wynnum/Pandanus/Rose Bay/Manly beaches have all been submitted. Now, to be honest we can't compete against the Gold Coast, but we can try.

You'll find more about these awards at Clean Beach Awards

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Sunday, August 20, 2006

William Gunn and the Kiosk

This photo was taken at the William Gunn Jetty in Manly overlooking the Marina. There is a wonderful kiosk on the jetty, idea for stopping for a coffee on a Sunday stroll. When it is a bit windy the clear plastic curtains are rolled down to give some shelter and still enable you to see the activity on the water. It's good for lunch, morning tea, and there is some car parking available behind the pool.