Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A is for Anthony's Nose...

A is for Anthony’s Nose + Arthurs Seat! 
(This post begins my ABC Wednesday series on the Mornington Peninsula)

Anthony's Nose is the point where Arthurs Seat ridge (Arthurs Seat is a mountain, the highest point on the Mornington Peninsula) falls steeply to the waters of Port Phillip Bay.
Early travellers had to wade, ride or drive through the water to round the point.
Above is a view of the ridge from Domana beach.

 Over the years,  the original escarpment was cut back to a cliff face.
In the early 1920’s, Point Nepean Highway was continued through here.
But it is not unusual to see signs on the roadside, warning of rock fall from the crumbly sandstone.

 A sea wall, (about knee height from the boat car park), built in the 1940’s, protects the road and cliff face.
It amuses me to see fishermen park their car by the wall, set up fishing rods, and then return to the car to listen to music!
Gulls are rather partial to the wall too as a parking spot!

These steps appear to be part of the wall design and lead directly to the rocks below.
For rock fishing?

Cormorants and seagulls like to rest on the rocks near the small reef offshore from Anthony's Nose.

Finally, Anthony's Nose is popular as a boat ramp and jet ski access to Port Phillip Bay.

And, if you're really lucky in the summer months, you may spot a seal dancing in the waters nearby!

Small part of coastline
Laden with scenic wonders
Waiting for notice

Linking to:
ABC Wednesday Round 12 - A is for Anthony's Nose + Arthurs Seat



Dianne said...

the view from the steps is amazing
all the views are!!
sweet seal :)

Taken For Granted said...

Great scenes along the coast. Love the dancing seal and bird shots. Summer is a long way away for us, and these shots give us some hope.

Tina´s PicStory said...

so wonderful! :)

Leslie: said...

I have to say the photo of the seal made me smile. What an AWESOME spot to wade, swim, take photos, fish, relax!

abcw team

richies said...

No that's an interesting name. What a lovely area.

An Arkies Musings

photowannabe said...

Such unusual names of the beautiful place. The water looks so clear and inviting.
Great post.

Anonymous said...

nice peaceful place

Dianne said...

Those sea views are just what I need on a hot dry day .... blue on blue!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a super informative post Gemma, excellent ...and how much fun would it be to see a seal dance..

SRQ said...

Really good one for 'A'. Beautiful place with an unusual name.

Joy said...

How wonderful to capture the seal frolicking, love it. Looks a nice place for a paddle on the curved beach. Seagulls always know where food might become available.

bettyl said...

Lovely shots! We have some strange names here in NZ, too--like Taylor's Mistake!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Anthony's Nose, quite a unique name for a place.

Catching up with ABC entries.

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Sharp Little Pencil said...

I just love these pictures, and that name, Anthony's Nose. Just when you thought you'd heard them all, right? Also, the photo of the seal reminded me of our recent trip to No. California, where we saw sea lions simply basking in the sun! Lazy little coots... Thanks again! Peace, Amy

Beverley Baird said...

What a gorgeous spot to visit! Beautiful photos as well!

Powell River Books said...

The water is amazingly clear. Seals are so much fun to watch. - Margy

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