How nice was it to see the Council Public Toilets at Bonville Headland painted with a sealife Mural. They look so much better!
I loved the extremely well done painting of a Turtle. There was a beach scene with an Eagle and then lots of different marine life, including Dolphins.
At the end of Boronia street, Sawtell.
Take this pot shop for instance. The owners wanted to get our attention so they thought up this way of drawing out a laugh or a ha ha of recognition.
I have just noticed that this shop has disappeared but the clever type name lingers on in not one but two shops called 2 cute 4 kids. Photos coming.
One is in Harbour Drive and the other at Park Beach Plaza.
I attended this celebration (shortest daylight longest night) at a school function last night (22/6/07) and found it quite an experience so if you are around here next year......put it in your things to do.
It was cold.....very cold.....everyone was rugged up and these beautiful child made lanterns hang along all of the verandas and made circling pathways around the grounds. Just beautiful. Have some home made soup and be entertained by the teachers and the children in a very special way.
Coffs Harbour ites and visitors really appreciate the humour and cleverness behind these individual efforts of advertising.
This business relocated taking their icon and I only just discovered them again. Please note the flippered feet.
Update end June 2006.
They've lost their flippers but gained internet access. After my nde I had occasion to rediscover this dive shop. I went looking for a wet suit and spent half an hour on the net feeding my addiction. I did it a few times over a couple of weeks and discovered this spot to be most convenient...i.e. close to my beach and a happy breakfast spot (foreshores cafe)... and I felt very welcome on each occasion. Of course while I am still thinking about the wet suit they are assured of my custom both ways.
I really don't know what the thinking was behind this so I am just choosing to say that we're indicating that we have fun here.
They say that the rolling stone gathers no moss--well moving icons don't either....LOL
I only noticed the other day that our joker friend has re-appeared outside our live theatre at the Jetty.....most appropriate.
Most Coffs Harbour families bar-b-q at home frequently during the summer months. Its a way to get outside without taking out the car, and having a meal with the family that the husband usually cooks. The fresh air really stimulates the appetite and these can become quite a favourite time with the kids.
Just park yourself at the nearest round-about and munch on the flowers? No, spinach, parsley and bread and butter plants.......LOL. They do make a lovely cover in the garden beds.
The first time that I ever noticed this was probably about 7 years ago. On that occasion parsley was the only addition. Overnight, the parsley disappeared leaving all of these weird gaps in the display. Now days the pickers must be discreet because the flower beds look fine even after the spinach disappears.
some paint on it is the motto around here. Some take to this task like true professionals too...........don't know who did this but I think that it is great.............if anyone knows the artist.........let me know please.
Coffs Harbour was named Korff's Harbour' by John Korff, a naval architect and shipbuilder who took shelter in the bay during a gale in 1847. The modification of the name occurred in 1861 when the town site was reserved. Improved access by road, rail and air in subsequent years saw the expansion of the tourism industry. Today Coffs Harbour is one of the major tourist destinations in the state outside of Sydney. Consequently the population rises dramatically in summer.
The harbour became the base of a large fishing fleet in the 1970s which is still very active. Tourism, bananas, fishing, timber and engineering now constitute the mainstays of the local economy.
Australians on the whole really like the out doors and having picnics and bar-b-q's at the drop of a hat. Because of this you will often find areas to do this i.e. picnic and bar-b.q. This is one such area in Coffs Harbour. The burners (for bar-b-q and free and electric)..........preferable to having us light fires when we have such a dry continent.............
Can you see the parsley? This garden hasn't been discovered yet I don't think, even the spinach is still intact.
A little closer.
Serves two purposes really. Makes it look pretty realistic and also cleans the pool.
This can be seen at the junction of High Street, and Orlando Street at the Jetty shopping centre, Coffs Harbour.
Here is another instance of the doing it my way advertising.
Click on this picture to enlarge it because the doors ARE shut.