I have always been a keen 'Shutter Bug' but, after
40 years, I have given up doing my own printing & developing.
However, today (the 1st Day of our winter) I went off with my
trusty, new fangled digital... starting at the approaches to our
wonderful city of Tin Can Bay in Queensalnd.....
The name comes from the Aboriginal word TunKun which
I believe is the word for Sea Cow. From the outskirts, we can move
on to my favourite watering hole - the Country Club.....
On the day that the photos were taken, it was
totally taken over by lady bowlers competing in the Ladies Open
Pressing on down to the water, we have the
Then, it's on past the many prawn trawlers....
... to the Coastguard station...
At this point, my camera gave me a "disc
full" message and I'll have to continue the pics at a later
date.... but, who knows... maybe the tide will be in then!
In the meantime, I can give you a bit of the history
of Tin Can Bay as follows......
||The area was logged and the timber towed by
sea to Marybough for processing
||Oysters sent by sea to Southern Markets.
||First 32 land Allotments were sold.
||First School opened 20 children.
||First 2 shops opened Butcher & Baker.
||Prawn trawlers arrive
||Doctor opens surgery - arriving by
helicopter once week.
||Widgee Shire opens Depot.
||Shires of Gympie & Widgee amalgamate to
form Cooloola Shire
What a place this would have been 100yrs ago. I was born to soon!