Wednesday, March 24, 2010

View of Pittwater from Barrenjoey Lighthouse


This is the view to the South from the lighthouse, the part that looks like a castle is part of the wall to the lighthouse keepers cottage. Pittwater is a beautiful sheltered harbour to the north of Sydney. According to Australian Tourism: Governor Phillip arrived from England as Governor of New South Wales and took up duties in Sydney Town. On 2nd March 1788 he arrived in Broken Bay and named the southern end Pittwater after William Pitt the Younger, Prime Minister of Britain. He described the inlet as "the finest piece of water I ever saw".

2 comments:

  1. A gorgeous part of Sydney, Peter and one we don't spruik enough. The book "The Secret River" bu Kate Grenville is a good read and all about plying boats on the Pittwater and the Hawkesbury.

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