After using some Geelong Foreshore images in the Background Photo Challenge last week, I decided to post another offering from the same area.
Small boats, at their moorings, dot the bay with North Shore and its Shell oil refinery in the middle left distance. Close inspection of this photo will reveal the Shell chimney. An area landmark both day and night when the flame created by burning waste by-products can be seen for miles.
Approximately ninety degrees to the east and Cunningham Pier nearly manages to hide Point Henry and the Alcoa plant on the horizon.
Visitors, tourist and locals abound along the Geelong Foreshore when the sun shines on Corio Bay. Even a cool May afternoon finds the Eastern Beach promenade home to a few souls out to stretch their legs in the fresh air.
The Geelong Waterfront Information Booth is only a short stroll up the hill followed by another ten to fifteen minute walk to the heart of Geelong’s Central Business District.
Back in the ‘good old days’ my wife’s grandfather was head groundsman for this whole area. His job was to ensure that the area was kept in the immaculate condition represented here. I probably benefitted from Pop’s work, years before I met his grand daughter, as our family spent some time at Eastern Beach with my relatives.