One the way home from Bugewoi last Sunday we stopped off at a little village called Catherine Hill Bay.
The town got its name from a boat that was shipwrecked on the coast in 1867.
Coal had been mined in the area since 1865 and the jetty above was built from the cliff face into the sea so that the coal could be loaded directly on to a vessel. The town has quite a history of coal mining which continued up until 2002 I believe. Now, it's more of a shack town.
We had to have a drink at the local pub called the Catho. The town is currently fighting against large-scale development and here are signs and banners all down the main street.
Isn't it always the way that sleepy little towns get taken over by greedy developers that have no real care for the lovely lifestyle that the current people enjoy.
I hope the locals win the fight.
I loved these gates. They prevented access along the pier.
There's little old me in the shadow above.
What a beautiful spot.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.