Lingering Look at Windows over the River

Nambucca Heads is our closest shopping centre. A small town of 10000 people, it was an important coastal port with ship building and timber mills as the main industries in the 1800s and early 1900s. Situated at the mouth of the Nambucca river where the river flows into the sea it is now an ideal tourist destination and the fishing is superb.

Some of the best views in town can be seen from the local RSL club as you gaze through the large picture windows.

Large windows invite you to come inside

Large windows invite you to come inside

Up the stairs past more interesting windows

Up the stairs passed more interesting windows

Morning tea time and not too busy

Morning tea time and not too busy

How can you ignore this view.

How can you ignore this view.

Looking down the Nambucca River

Looking down the Nambucca River, notice the pelicans and the fisherman launching his boat. Those pelicans will be waiting for the return of the fishing boats.

A board walk runs along the edge of the river so after scones, jam and cream to go with our coffee we go for a short walk.

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“Quick, look, look” Jack calls, and we watch entranced as a couple of dolphins leap and play in the centre of the river. They are so fast diving and leaping we could not catch a photo of them. Then, with a last flick of their tails they are gone.

Further along we discover the “V-Wall”, a long row of rocks and boulders along the breakwater where every one is encouraged to make a statement and leave a message or decorate one of the rocks. It has become a Nambucca Heads institution.

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The rocks covered in art work disappear into the distance

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As we wander along reading all the messages there is suddenly a loud commotion in the bay.

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The fish must be running and it is creating a frantic feeding frenzy among the pelicans and seagulls.

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The tide is strong and swift and the birds have to keep flying back to where the fish are.

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Then launching back into the fray. I think that splash of water in the bottom centre of the photo could be a fish trying to get away.

 The climate in Nambucca Heads is close to perfect, with highs of around 27°C in summer, and 18°C in winter. An ideal place for a holiday.


Dawn invites us to join in her “lingering look at windowseach week and show the windows we have found.

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24 thoughts on “Lingering Look at Windows over the River

  1. Great post! Love the rock art and the pelican photo! Superb.


    • Thank you for popping by and leaving a comment, that rock are was quite interesting. and I love watching those great big pelicans skim so effortlessly across the ocean.


  2. I know this is a window post but I love the rocks and your pictures of the birds in inspiring . Good job, my friend and thanks for linking up so I would find this…eventually 🙂


    • I love using your challenge to build a story around the windows Dawn. The theme makes me keep my eyes open for interesting windows. Jack keeps his eyes open too… 🙂


  3. Your photo of the pelican in flight is fantastic, Pauline!


    • Thanks Jill I had plenty of chances to catch that shot as they kept flying back to the fish. Needless to say I also had plenty of misses, that is the beauty of digital… 🙂


  4. Lyn

    Thankyou so much for bringing back memories of one of our favourite places. We first visited in the 1970’s on a camping holiday, loved it so much we didn’t go any further north. Scenery was spectacular and the hibiscus in folks front gardens kept us happily walking the back streets for hours. Have returned twice since, even able to take David’s Mum for a visit…that was special. Looking forward to your blogs from home. Miss you both. Will write soon.


  5. Another wonderful place to visit in Australia – you have such a beautiful coastline AND boardwalks. Love those pelicans PP – great photos! {off to Google how far away from Sydney Nambucca Heads is}


    • It is about half way between Brisbane and Sydney. About a 4 hour drive I think


      • Looked it up – just over a 5 hour drive. So not a day trip 😦 Oh, well I shall hunt out places around a 2 hour drive away as I have my son’s car to use for a week 🙂


        • Have you ever benn up to the Blue Mountains? It is/was (they had a bad bush fire earlier this year) a beautiful area and not far from Sydney.


  6. what a lovely building, and the pelicans and the blue sea !!!


  7. Pomme, I loved the extra shots of the v-rocks – what a great idea – and so artsy and socially interactive. And the birds – well loved all the action – and I know what you mean with getting dolphin photos – not easy – but the way you noted it – well I could look at the water and imagine them there – truly a gorgeous place – – have a great day… ❤


    • It was interesting to see all the different comments, some celebration of an event, wedding, honeymoon, birthday etc others a memorial to a loved one as well as the 100’s just saying “we’ve been here, done that”. Jack did just catch a small image of a fin mid stream that looked more like a shark fin than a dolphin, so I didn’t put it in the post.


  8. What a beautiful place, Pauline. The ‘V-Wall’ is so colourful. Modern day rock art. 🙂 Great shots of the birds!

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  9. Thanks for literally sharing those windows and sights with me.

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