Saturday, January 8, 2011

Hervey Bay: The Urangan Pier


Hervey Bay: The Urangan Pier

In today's post, I'm gonna tell you a little history about this 868 metres long Urangan Pier in Hervey Bay. It was built in 1917 to export Bundaberg sugar, Burrum coal and Fraser Island timber until 1960s, the exports stopped and petroleum imports began. In 1980s, the Head of Pier (256 metres) was dismantled and the whole Pier was threatened with demolition then leased to Hervey Bay City Council for protection. After lunch at the Bayswater Restaurant, we came here for a relaxing walk under the sun. The 1.736 km (868 metres x 2) walk got colder and really windy as we move towards the center of the sea.

Hervey Bay: The Urangan Pier

Let's go!!!

Hervey Bay: The Urangan Pier

Cloud that looks like 1, 2, 3, 4... 5 fingers.

Hervey Bay: The Urangan Pier

Welcome to the Urangan Pier.

Hervey Bay: The Urangan Pier

Check out that old man fishing behind me... I'm about to "steal" something away from him :p

Hervey Bay: The Urangan Pier

Dogs do love swimming a lot huh?

Hervey Bay: The Urangan Pier

The beach side.

Hervey Bay: The Urangan Pier

Yay, I've finally caught a fish! Okay, I lied... it belongs to that friendly old man =x

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This is funny, LoL~

Hervey Bay: The Urangan Pier

Such a weird pose >.<"

Hervey Bay: The Urangan Pier

Ouch, my eyes hurt a lot!

Hervey Bay: The Urangan Pier

"1936 - 1993 in loving memory of Elsie May Harris who loved fishing on this pier."

Hervey Bay: The Urangan Pier

Something random.

Hervey Bay: The Urangan Pier

Most of them cut up the fishes they caught right on the spot.

Hervey Bay: The Urangan Pier

The sky getting darker and the temperature getting lower.

Hervey Bay: The Urangan Pier

How I wish I could go back to our resort and hide in the blanket that time, but I just couldn't afford to miss the beautiful sunset.

Hervey Bay: The Urangan Pier

The "egg york" disappearing slowly in the orangey sky.

Hervey Bay: The Urangan Pier

Pavilion Restaurant, looks like an expensive one.

Hervey Bay: The Urangan Pier

And eventually, back to our resort!

7 comments:

  1. ar... why u look a bit fat oledi? hehehehe but ok.

    You catch the fish? cool!

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  2. A great place for a relaxing walk :).

    The Pavilion restaurant looks nice...did you go in and try out the food?

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  3. Thanks for sharing on The Urangan Pier. Love your pixz especially the yoke pix. Hey both must be very tired jumping 24 hours daily haha..cool. Have given up fishing long ago feels the pain hooking the fish. tQ ~;).

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  4. Girl,how to make that animation? lol. :D

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  5. CH Voon:
    This is actually a backdated post, photos were taken somewhere in the September of last year... and nope, I didn't catch that fish :P

    emotionalistic:
    Indeed! We didn't try out that restaurant as we already spent too much on the accommodation and stuff =/

    Bananazஇ:
    LoL~ I never tried fishing before, just pretended as I really was :x

    Melodii Cheang:
    I created that gif on makeagif.com you should try to download a gif creator too :D

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  6. By the way the Pavillion by the pier is a wonderful restaurant and not really expensive at all, next time try it out

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    1. Hi and thanks, I'll make sure to check it out next time, if we were to visit Hervey Bay again ;)

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