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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

B is for Balnarring...


B is for Balnarring...
(Continuing my series on the Mornington Peninsula)

Balnarring village is in the hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula.
But not far away, on Westernport Bay, is Balnarring beach.


Many large properties feature in the village.


But sadly, more suburbanised new estates are emerging.
I have never seen a street called a square.


Balnarring beach has lovely views of Westernport Bay!


Unusual coastal features emerge at low tide.


Get to the beach early, and you will see race horses being exercised.


Finally, here is a creative sign for Balbirooroo wetlands
Taking care of this wetland area is a feature of the Balnarring Primary School curriculum.
The wetlands have now been protected for 20 years.
Balbirooroo is a tribal language Koori name for Ibis.

 Linking to:
ABC Wednesday Round 12 - B is for Balnarring

 

13 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the horses on the beach Gemma, that's the shot I'm continually looking for...soon I hope.

Leslie: said...

I do love beaches at any time of year. When we lived in central Canada for a year, I thought the air felt "dead" - so sea breezes!

Leslie
abcw team

Roger Owen Green said...

better looking coast at the high tide, but nice regardless.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

ewok1993 said...

what a beautiful coastal community.

photowannabe said...

I love the race horses being exercised.
It looks like a very lovely place.

Reader Wil said...

Hi Gemma! Me again! This is a very beautiful post and I see some beaches like those in Tasmania. Thanks for sharing this beautiful place.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I'm quite intrigued with that Balbirooroo. Is it a name of that bird?

Blade
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team said...

Now thats a nice little place to while away and ponder !!

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

Lea said...

My favorite photo is the last one, the Wetlands sign - very pretty!
Have a wonderful day!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

EG CameraGirl said...

I do very much like the creative sign!

Norma Ruttan said...

I find it marvelous that preserving wetlands is part of the school curriculum! very forward thinking on the part of the schools!
stunning images of the sea, as always!

Deb said...

Nice set of images, love the Ibis mosaic

TheChieftess said...

Looks like a charming area!!!