AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Canadian Bay Club


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ This tiny clubhouse overlooks the sands of Mills Beach on Port Phillip Bay, Mornington Peninsula.
But look at the sign on the right!
So strange that the No Parking sign has been placed by the Country Fire Authority when a heap of water is right at the door!
And it is almost impossible to park there because the driveway is on a steep rocky/sandy slope!
But there is another surprise!
The film "On the Beach" (1959) was filmed at Canadian Bay and the clubhouse was used as the film's operating headquarters. When it was released with Gregory Peck, Ava Gardiner and Fred Astaire in the leading roles Canadian Bay got a great deal of publicity and the membership rose quite quickly.
Canadian Bay Club Mount Eliza
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ABC Wednesday Round 8 ~ C is for Canadian Bay Club + Coastline
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Strange small seaside club
A relic from other days
Changeless sands of time
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Here is a part of the peninsula coastline near the club
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ABC Wednesday Challenge Round 8 is hosted by Mrs Nesbitt

16 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I remember that movie! I think I may have to get it at Netflix, be fun to see it now that I know so many people in Australia through blogging! Terrific post for the C Day and what a lovely place! Beautiful beach! Hope your week is going well, Gemma!

Sylvia
ABC Team

Berowne said...

Great pix; memories of my trip to Aussie.

Gunnside said...

looks like a warm sunny place, great pics for the C
Have a nice week ;))

Jedediah said...

Beautiful coastline. On the Beach is one of the most depressing books I have ever read, along with When the Wind Blows.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

What a nice entry and charming history about the club - I enjoyed it a lot :)

Kay L. Davies said...

Looks like a nice little place. If I promise not to park in the driveway, maybe I can go there next time I'm in Australia because I'm Canadian! I can see just where I want to sit!
-- K

Wanda said...

I know that is somewhere I would like to visit. The coastline is beautiful.

Roger Owen Green said...

will you pls sponsor me for membership?

ROG ABC WED TEAM

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I remember that movie! It looks like a charming little beach area. Weird sign... sometimes you wonder.

Nanka said...

That is a beautiful place and the water looks so cool and blue. Enjoyed your 'Strange but True' and 'Believe It Or Not' story about the coastline and the Club!!

DawnTreader said...

Don't know the film, but I do like that coastline picture.

photowannabe said...

Gorgeous coastline and that club is so appealing.

Marja said...

Just gorgeous

Cheryl said...

Great captures. The coastline is gorgeous.

Cheryl
ABC Team

Beverley Baird said...

I loved that movie! Haven't seen it in a very long time tho!
That coastline is absolutely gorgeous! What a shot!

Leslie: said...

I remember that movie and it was excellent! Lovely photo of the beach here. :D

Leslie
ABCW Team

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