The Ross River winds it’s way from the Ross River Dam in the far suburb of Kelso through a series of weirs that tame it. In it’s lower reaches the Ross River or Ross Creek as it is correctly known in this Inner City location was looking quite picturesque so I stopped to take some photos. Mangroves line the City side of the creek which I think is rather cool.
The iconic Holiday Inn known locally as the Sugar Shaker. At it’s base is the pedestrian only Victoria Bridge.
High Rise Accommodation with The Rock Face of Castle Hill in the Background.
Rooney Street Bridge, Townsville.
Mt. Stuart looks close but is actually 23 km away.
All of the above photos were taken from Central Park which has a riverside walkway hugging the Creek for city commuters. The park itself is squashed between Dean Street and the creek and apart from it’s city views is quite unremarkable.
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Oh Yes! There were also some trees in flower. This one is an Umbrella Tree.
Thanks for visiting Townsville with me this Tuesday. Do you have an underrated viewpoint where you live?
Townsville sure does look pretty from this vantage point. I was trying to find a point of recognition from my stay at the campsite in 1983. Such a happy time – when I would sing Stairway to Heaven badly with anyone who had a guitar!
I was quite surprised how good it looked on this day. The high tide worked it’s magic. I remember Stairway to Heaven – it was always played at parties here. 🙂
Hmmm….I can’t think of an underrated viewpoint here except that everyone must see Lake Tahoe. I would definitely want to go on that pedestrian walk through Central Park. I noticed there is no rain, Jan 🙂
Not on that Day Mike, but it did rain today 🙂
Thanks Lily 🙂
Great looking new website format!
And I appreciate how you showcase your hometown. Central Park sure is a pretty place, especially those umbrella trees.
Thanks for noticing the different format Josie 🙂 Showcasing Townsville makes me appreciate the town I live in and I take more notice of things, rather than just accepting them as humdrum.
Rivers running through a town certainly enhance it. Townsville looks so pretty! You certainly chose a perfect day to take your camera for a walk!
When the sky is blue and the river high, it looks so good. 🙂