26. September 2012 22:09
Where we went today is to Point Henry which is located 5kms outside of Geelong and it is a low scrub sandy beach, it was discovered in 1803 by Lieutenant Woodriff while sailing past on the ship ‘Calcutta’.
It is best known as the site of Alcoa Australia, it was very pretty but it smelt a little. Alcoa has been working Very hard with the Department of Conservation to return it to a natural wetlands.
from the point you can look across Corio bay and see Geelong.
A large pier runs out from Alcoa allowing ships that bring in the ore for Alcoa to smelter in to aluminium. This aluminium is used to make thousands of different things such as coke cans, ladders, car body’s, ect.
The water was so clear and you could see all the pretty shells and colourfull stones on the sand at the bottom of the water.
17. July 2012 21:25
Today my Dad and I decided to take a walk along Buckley’s falls these falls are on the Barwon River in Highton the falls where named by John Wedge, he named the falls after and escaped convict called William Buckley who is famous for living with the local aboriginals for 32 years he escaped from a convict ship in 1803.
This photo is taken from the lookout overlooking the beautiful falls and dam wall
This is the bottom of the falls looking down the Barwon River
The dam and falls.
Along Buckley falls you can see this wall once it was on both sides of the river but now you can only see one side. This ‘water race’ was used to move water to the paper mill
This look so pretty and I am sure there is something living in here.
11. September 2011 21:40
Where we went today is to the Westfield shopping centre in the heart of Geelong city to see Gok Wan the star of “How to look good naked”. Gok calls ladies out of the crowd and asks them “Why do you want a makeover?” His comments where very funny and made the ladies feel good.
The stage is where Gok gives each lady a chance to strut their stuff after the stylists have finished working with them.
Gok was wonderful and had lots of fun talking to the crowd in his British accent.
Here is one of the lucky ladies who got a chance to chat with Gok and get a makeover.
If you have not seen ‘How to look good naked’ I recommend that you watch an episode. I am sure you will love it like my mum and I do.