Wednesday, December 07, 2011

With the greater part of rich people, the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches.


Looking south. The Derwent Estuary, as viewed from Rosny Hill. October 2011.

Watery Wednesday again and what an awful lot of water I have for you today. I took this photograph while precariously perched atop a rock at Rosny Lookout (a lookout with the view almost completely obscured by tight bunches of ugly shrubs). Looking south, you can see Taroona, Kingston and probably Blackmans Bay further down south.

Now, locals will tell you that this particular stretch of H²O is called the River Derwent, but I would argue that at this point the Derwent has ceased to be a river and would be more correctly referred to as the Derwent Estuary. Some have claimed that this estuary forms the the deepest sheltered harbour in the Southern Hemisphere, but I’ve been unable to confirm that even using the magic of the Internets.

Suffice to say, at this point the water is incredibly deep and unreasonably cold.

9 comments:

mary said...

Wow this photo is beautiful!

WW

KM said...

lovely :)

thanks for the WW visit!

lorik said...

Haunting! And beautiful. You really do get a sense of the its vastness.

One of my ancestors was a sea captain from Hobart. Perhaps he sailed there.

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful!

Ebie said...

I love your vantage view, of the vast expanse! Nice shot!

Birgitta said...

Wow! Wonderful photo!

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NixBlog said...

Delightful capture! It really rests the eyes and the soul.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I am calling by as another Watery Wednesday participant. Peaceful but reading your description distinctly chilly.

jeannette said...

Lots of water! Love the size of your pic:)