Thursday, 20 May 2010

The secret river


Dangar Island lies in the throat of the Hawkesbury River, about 50kms north of Sydney.


I took an Intercity train from Central to the Hawkesbury River station at Brooklyn. There I caught the ferry that services the settlements along the Hawkesbury. On the island there is a solar powered buggy to assist elderly residents from the wharf up the hill. Other transport is by dinghy, bicycle or wheel-barrow.


I heartily recommend Kate Grenvilles's 'The Secret River'(2005) and 'Searching for the Secret River'(2006) Text Publishing, Melbourne.

15 comments:

altadenahiker said...

That top photo is absolutely unique. (Thank you for reminding me about the book; It's on my list.)

In Real Life said...

Incredibly gorgeous!

Clytie said...

So very peaceful and beautiful.

as minhas confissões said...

so wonderful...very wonderful!

Bill said...

It is a beautiful area, that's where they shot the Australian movie 'Oyster Farmer'.

J Bar said...

Sounds like a great day trip.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Ann said...

Top photo is just beautiful.

uncertainhorizon said...

Such a beautiful place to visit.

Bruce Caspersonn said...

It's hardly necessary to go overseas really, a lot of good stuff is right here if you look for it.

~Cheryl said...

Fabulous photos - that top one is a real jewel!

lewi14 said...

Wonderful shots again.

Peter said...

What a great part of the world have you seen the film 'The oyster farmer'? great for its scenery alone. (plus Kerry Armstrong and good old Jack Thompson). Stunning shot by the way.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I like the second photo ... says something about the gentle lifestyle.

Davine said...

I agree the top photo is beautiful. being from Melb i have seen much of the Hawkesbury but what I have seen it looks an amazing river.

Virginia said...

Your detail shots blow the rest of us out of the water my dear.
V