Here are some more Mystery Bay photos from our holiday last December for Skywatch Friday. It’s a warm day in Sydney today (29C at 2pm – which is hot for early spring!) and the weather seems summer-holiday/vacation-ish (but ironically our vacation last year was so wet that we came home 2 days early!). So what better pics to post than of my favourite beach at my favourite vacation place?
I would love to go snorkelling soon! But the water is cold here (New South Wales) even with a wetsuit till mid December when we get a warm current replacing the cold one.
Wondering how Mystery Bay got it’s name?
“Mystery Bay south of Narooma earned its name from a shipwreck event. In October 1880 Lamont Young, a surveyor with the Mines Department and his four companions were sailing down the south coast of New South Wales. Young and his party were on a government expedition to investigate new reports of extensive discoveries of gold. Their boat was wrecked in Mystery Bay. The story goes that a bullet was found lodged in the side of the boat, vomit was detected across the bow and the crew’s belongings were still on board. The five occupants, however, were nowhere to be found. Stories circulated of drownings or even murder. Adding to the intrigue, the crewmen have never been found and there is now no trace of the boat. It is thought that the boat was probably recovered at the time.”