Skywatch Friday – more Mystery bay

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?

Mystery Bay beach, looking south

Mystery Bay beach, looking south

Mystery Bay beach, looking north

Mystery Bay beach, looking north

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.”

The site of the wreck is on the right in the second photo.  Not that there is anything to see!  Just stingrays and kelp and anenomes.

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12 Responses to “Skywatch Friday – more Mystery bay”

  1. island rambles Says:

    I love the pictures of Mystery Bay…it is nice to see oceans and skies all around the world. cheers. I love the history story that you told as well…very nice blog you have.

  2. 2sweetnsaxy Says:

    Beautiful pictures and I love the story about the bay. I wonder whatever really happened to them especially since the boat was still there. Hmmmm…..

  3. Lily Says:

    A very beautiful landscape, perfect for skywatch.

  4. Gayle @ The White House Says:

    Clear skies and that looks like a fun place to explore. Very lucky of you!

  5. magiceye Says:

    love the 1st pic and the story sure is a mystery!

  6. Minkydo Says:

    Such peaceful pictures. The water looks wonderful.

  7. Pietro Says:

    Very nice views. Sea and sky are fabulous!

  8. Anne-Berit Says:

    Very good Sky Watch-post,the photos are beautiful!

  9. Ivon Says:

    Great pictures. I am one that loves pictures of the ocean, shoreline, and sky. Let’s hope that your good weather hangs in there for few weeks, because my wife and I will be in Sydney. We are taking a two-week vacation to visit Sydney, Fiji, and Surfers Paradise.

    Thanks for sharing your photos.

  10. Brit'Gal Sarah Says:

    Oh I love your piccies, I am so far from the sea now and I miss it badly

  11. wjcsydney Says:

    Ivon, it’s glorious here today (hot actually) but spring is our most changeable season. Fiji is wonderful. Where are you staying there? We had the best vacation at Jean Michel Cousteau Resort at Savusavu on Vanua Levu. Would love to get back to Fiji…

  12. Laurie Says:

    Very beautiful. I feel I have just been on a relaxing vacation! Come see my photo!

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