Tuesday, May 10, 2011

a little more of eden




 
And on our little hike to the whaling site we happened upon this :




A little piece of hidden paradise. "Loch Garra" was built in 1896 and belonged to the Davidson's, renowned whaling family in Eden. In it's time it was a self sufficient little farm with orchards, vegetable gardens, rainwater tank and apparently, small livestock.  Sometimes, they had a long time between whale catches and money would have been scarce.

The national park owns this cottage now and some replanting in the orchard has been done.
I found it all rather inspiring. You can learn so much from the past. It was a little like stepping back in time. A preserved and modest little piece of history.

4 comments:

  1. Such a lovely place with so much history...I love this old cottage, I could move into it tomorrow. We spent a week over the Christmas Holidays with friends in Merimbula, I was amazed at how beautiful the place was, they lived on 450 acres and it was only a 5 minute drive the the prettiest beach I had ever seen, so different to our beaches here in Qld. If you want to have a sneaky peak at some pretty property pictures go to: http://gooseberryjamman.blogspot.com/2011/01/last-night-i-had-dream.html

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  2. I want to move there tomorrow, have my own garden patch, orchards, chickens and watch the whales swim by.....sigh x

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  3. Oh yes I could see myself living in this paradise :)
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  4. Lovely! It does so look like paradise x

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