Wednesday, 9 September 2015


Manly is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 17 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district and is the administrative centre of the local government area of Manly Council, in the Northern Beaches region. Manly was named by Captain Arthur Phillip for the indigenous people living there, "...their confidence and manly behaviour made me give the name of Manly Cove to this place". These men were of the Kay-ye-my clan (of the Guringai people).

Manly is most notable for its sandy beaches right on the Pacific Ocean, which are popular tourist destinations. Manly features a long stretch of sand on the ocean side, that runs from Queenscliff Beach to North Steyne Beach and Manly Beach. This is followed by rock pools and sandy beaches called Fairy Bower and Shelly Beach. There are also a number of beaches on the harbour side of the peninsula. Norfolk Island pine trees are also symbolic of Manly and are a prominent feature of both the ocean and harbour beaches.

Transport services to Manly include a Ferry service from Manly Wharf, and bus services to the city and other suburbs. The Manly Ferry journey takes 30 minutes and allows for scenic views of Sydney Harbour, surrounding national parks and Sydney icons including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. The ferry service once advertised Manly as: "Seven miles from Sydney, and a thousand miles from care".

This post is part of the Wednesday Waters meme,
and also part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Nature Footstep Digital Art Meme.


  1. Beautiful water shots! All looks very inviting!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  2. so many with the same idea now that must be the happening thing looks awesome to me I would go with the flow
    come see us at

  3. Wow, Australia has always been on my bucket list, but I may need to be more specific and say Manly Beach and the Ferry should be on that list. What wonderfully inviting pictures and your descriptions are equally as inviting. It may take me awhile, but I am headed in your direction :) ... Very nice, Nick ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

  4. I want to do this before fall kicks in. Enjoy the sun and the beach.

  5. Oh how cool - I wish I was there!
    Thanks for linking up at

  6. That sand looks so soft and clean. What a fabulous beach.

  7. Cool place for summer, greeting from Belgium **** blog Mons in Belgie my city

  8. yes, this remained a dream this summer :( Nice shots of the dreams.


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