Sunday, September 13, 2009

THE STRAND

The Strand is a seaside foreshore located in Townsville, Australia. It is located in the suburb of North Ward. The Strand has a magnificent view of the Port of Townsville and Magnetic Island, as well as views stretching all the way out to Cape Cleveland.

The Strand has been a part of Townsville's history since the city was founded in the mid 1800s.

The Strand was recently named Australia's cleanest Beach 2008.

The current foreshore was opened in 1999 after the old foreshore was severely damaged and eroded after heavy rainfall and wind from Tropical Cyclone Sid in January 1998 and other monsoonal storms between 1997 and 1998.

An estimated 80,000 people turned out on the opening weekend, which included numerous events including a pyrotechnics and fireworks display, and a skyshow.






The Strand’s infrastructure ensures every aspect of this beach, from the
catchment to the reef, is in the best condition possible. The dedication to ensuring an enjoyable seaside experience for locals and visitors alike is coupled with an enthusiastic and active commitment to Townsville's environment. There is a strong desire to exhibit best practice innovation, through the use of simple technologies and fantastic educational techniques.

Townsville’s The Strand also picked up the Protection of the
Environment and Environmental Innovation (Water) Category Awards, and was highly commended in the Heritage and Culture, Environmental Innovation and Litter Prevention categories.

































Since the opening of the Strand, the foreshore has been used for many annual or monthly events. The first Friday of each month sees Strand Park used for Night markets, which is a very popular festivity among the local residents.
Other events include the annual Townsville City Council Run Christmas events, Carols by Candlelight and Stable on the Strand, as well as a fireworks display and gathering on New Year's Eve.One example of a bi-annual event is the Strand Ephemera, wherein local and regional artists display their works along the foreshore.


Some works from this event have become permanent on the foreshore, including the Silver Coconuts near the Rock Pool.

Strand is the favourite and popular place not only for the residents of Townsville but also for all the visitors.

People residing in Townsville visit Strand almost everyday for walking and everybody enjoys the cool breeze.

Usually I go for evening walk at Strand and enjoy the pleasant climate and watching all the people of various ages walking around, children playing and enjoy taking bath in swimming pool, dogs walking on the beach and the lovely birds moving and flying all around.


23 comments:

Pradip Biswas said...

Bubbly wonderful bubbles from you, a nice naration and photographs.

BK Chowla said...

Babli,where do you get these superb pics from? I wish I could visit these exciting places.

विनय ‘नज़र’ said...

wow, it's nice

Singh Amit said...

One thing I can feel, u r enjoying ur life to the fullest.... :)
So beautiful places!!
I loved the post for its beautiful narration and lovely pics...

Cheers!!

Nazish Rahman said...

U must had a blast!!
It was very well described!!

Arkansas Patti said...

You are the perfect tour guide. The beach scenes look a lot like south Florida. Made me a bit homesick. Thanks for the tour.

डॉ. रूपचन्द्र शास्त्री मयंक said...

बबली जी!
मनभावन चित्रों से सजी इस पोस्ट के लिए
आपको बहुत-बहुत शुभकामनाएँ!

Renu said...

The header of this blog is just awesome..is it an oil painting?

Aparna said...

What beauty all around you! I am envious.

Ria said...

lovely pics. btw hi, this is Ria and i came thru hobo's blog.

chubskulit said...

Wowowowow what a beautiful place, you are so lucky to be wandering around gorgeous places like that...

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Rajesh said...

This looks like a clean and beautiful place. Very nice place to relax.

deeps said...

beautiful and colorful ....

Destiny's child... said...

The Strand sure sounds like a very exciting place to be. And very nice pics too..:)

Kishore Choudhary said...

well narrated, beautiful post.

exposemaximum said...

lovely pictures. They made me happy

sandhyagupta said...

Hamesha ki tarah is baar ki yatra bhi khub rahi.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

BEautiful shots !! I loved them all..This place should definitely be visited..Lovely..Unseen Rajasthan

Jeevan said...

It’s charming to see this beautiful strand! I love beaches and I wish for something like this here. The Chennai Corporation has involved in beautifying our beaches and I wish it turns innovative and green.

Your narration is so good and informative babli!

nituscorner said...

lovely place and lovely pics.

Vivek Patwardhan said...

I had been to townsville and have seen children enjoying a good 'bath' under a flood of water that comes from the huge bucket! They were having a great time!!

I also went to a small hill just on th eoutskirts of townsville, have you ever covered that?

Vivek

ஷ‌ஃபிக்ஸ்/Suffix said...

Nice post and pictures, Thanks Bubbly!!

Nagarjuna said...

Babli ji thanks for Deewali wishes.Here I saw some rare fotos of Gandhi and dussehra.Good to see.