Sunday, January 1, 2012
Fishing village of San Remo: Phillip Is.
Sharing coffee and cake in a cafe at San Remo this morning, was a great way to catch up with our close friends Paul and Heidi, who were returning to Melbourne after a weekend away. Located on the mainland side of the Phillip Island bridge, the small fishing village of San Remo is a popular place -- especially at this time of the year.
The San Remo fishing fleet is small, mainly fishing for school shark, with one boat equipped for squid fishing. Today the tide was low; however, the rush of water flowing through the Eastern Passage was clear to see.
Phillip Island's reticulated water supply is delivered by means of a pipe located beneath the bridge structure (you can see it in the photo). Electricity from the Victorian grid crosses the water just south of the bridge. Both are like major arteries.
The seaside village of San Remo; the jetty with its fishing fleet, yachts and motor boats; and the massive structure of the bridge -- all make up a dynamic entrance to Phillip Island.