Photographs by

Patricia Baillie

BLACKWATTLE BAY

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A gentle evening rainbow over Blackwattle Bay.

Blackwattle Bay, in the inner west of Sydney, has a waterfront path for cyclists, walkers - and dogs. In the evening the city buildings light up with the late rays of the sun, at night the lights reflect in the deep blue of the Bay, Anzac Bridge guards the Bay entrance. On holiday weekends the Bay is crowded with yachts, flying national flags, hanging out crew washing, up the mast doing repairs. Always there are dinghys, dragon boats, tourist boats, and twice a week the bulk carrier Claudia, which at 3300 tonnes dwarfs the rest. The Bay and the path are lively, but there is also a sense of peace. It is a privilege to live here.

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Quietly reading by the Bay.

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A very early calm morning looking across at the city.

 

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A spectacular sunset view.

 

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Moon rise over the city buildings.


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Yachts on a foggy morning.

 

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The waterfront path is used even when it rains.

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Late strollers, with the late afternoon glow of the sun on the city buildings.

 

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The very last of the light on the city skyline.

 

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Mark is a dogwalker, well known to all who stroll the path in the evening.

 

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Family fishing.

 

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The Bay shelters small yachts, large container ships ( just beyond Anzac Bridge)...and ...

 

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... dinghies used by yachties ... and...

 

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dragon boats training in the rain.

 

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the Australia Day holiday weekend brings many yachts to drop anchor in the Bay.

 

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A working boat, keeping the waters clean.

 

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A party boat leaving after picking up passengers at the head of the Bay.

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An evening party boat. This one, Harbour Queen, is the most magical of the evening cruise boats.

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Rain across the Bay.

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The Pioneer concrete wharf at the head of the Bay. Claudia can be seen on the left.

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The red boat, Lady Wakehurst, has now been painted white. What a shame. The bulk carrier Claudia is behind.

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Sunset behind Anzac Bridge.

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A rainbow springs from Anzac Bridge.

 

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