Sunday, 18 March 2012

2030 Watsons Bay

Well, it has poured and poured with rain quite relentlessly this last few months and for three weeks I had  been without my camera too, so this little day trip that Max and I had planned very nearly didn't happen! How lucky were we when my camera was fixed and returned the day before and that this particular Saturday turned into the most glorious blue-sky day! Watsons Bay is on our list of suburbs to photograph but was hurried along by Maxine's urge to see a red and white striped lighthouse after watching her son playing with his lego. Watson's Bay sits on the end of the South Head peninsular and is a secluded little suburb that enjoys stunning harbour views. It's a place where we often take friends when they visit us, especially along the cliff edges of The Gap up to Hornby Lighthouse, as it's one of those spots that tourists sometimes miss.

Treacherous cliffs...

and sailing ships
The Hornby Lighthouse has been the guiding light for mariners since 1858.

The lighthouse keepers cottage

Camp Cove Curves

From Fish and Chip Shop to Seafood Empire!

Watsons Bay was known as Kutti to the indigenous Cadigal people who fished and collected shellfish in the waters and bays off South Head. British settlement and five generations of Doyles later, this seafood tradition  continues in a family business that was established in 1885 and still thrives today.

one basket to share
two lives together
guiding shining
to the lighthouse

18th March 2012


  1. Lovely, looks like a gorgeous day, beautiful shots of the light house- I particularly like the ones with the sun flares. Love the treacherous cliffs too- stunning photo.

  2. You must borrow from the library - "the light house keepers lunch" series of picture books by David Armitage. Just an adorable series about the keepers of a little red and white lighthouse - I think that's what attracted me to the idea of Watson's Bay.

    Love the black n white Doyles shots- very authentic looking.

    Cute camp cove curves too.

    I must post mine asap.

    See you in Marrickville soon!!!! I did not realise Tim actually lived there!!!!! I may need to return.....