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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Fishing on Dromana Pier


Fishing on Dromana pier overlooking Port Phillip Bay is a popular past time - even in the winter time.
The pier was built in 1862 and then extended in 1873.
It is the second longest pier in Port Phillip Bay - exceeded only by Port Melbourne's Station Pier opened in 1854.
Originally, the pier was used by a large fishing fleet and local producers, as no road transport to Melbourne markets was available.

The navy's “explosive and munitions research branch“ used the pier to load and unload munitions from their vessels.
Evidence can still be found under the sands!

Legendary pier
Laden with colourful tales
Still creating more

The old wooden pier was superseded in 1960 by the new concrete one seen today!

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13 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful shadow shots for the day, Gemma! Interesting history! Always fun to learn more about your beautiful country! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice daily life shot.

Regards and best wishes

Kelly said...

A good, sunny day for shadows!

I walked down to our pond yesterday and it put me in the mood for fishing. Your photo here has seconded that!

forgetmenot said...

What a great activity on a beautiful day. Have a great Sunday. Mickie ;)

colleen said...

Love the lines, both material and shadow made.

Dianne said...

munitions evidence doesn't sound good

great fishing shot

Dimple said...

The sun! It's almost the season for doing things in the sun!!! I am getting anxious, can you tell? I would like to go out fishing on a sunny day!

Catherine said...

strong composition in this shot...

LV said...

I would dearly love to be standing along side these young fellows. I love to fish with a pole on dry ground.

chubskulit said...

The water is so clear! I wonder if they can see the fish bite the bait.

Daryl Edelstein said...

Nice slice of life snap

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I'm sure the fishers don't care if the pier is concrete or wood--as long as they have a place to stand!

NixBlog said...

Nice shot!

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