Friday, July 19, 2013

Naughty Neddies.....!



Above, glimpses of the city from the jetty that leads out to jojo's cafe in the suburb of Nedlands. I took these shots on Tuesday this week just minutes before one of the worst storms we've had this winter.. a 73 year old French sailor was lucky to survive, he was washed up on the beach after his sail was ripped apart by strong winds, I couldn't help wondering what I'd be doing when I'm 73, but am 'absolument certain' there will be no yacht or water involved :) Jojo's is the site where many Perthites in the early 1900's enjoyed the waters of  the Nedlands Baths, nicknamed 'naughty neddies' for the 'undocumented activities' in the segregated baths..saucy lot back then haha! Can you see the original stone steps leading down into the water, try as I might I couldn't find any pictures of the original baths which is a shame, there must be some! Happy last day of the week, take care.....



30 comments:

  1. Those clouds do look as if they have a storm in them, Grace! Glad you weren't out on a boat! ;-)

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  2. No wonder it was one of the worse storms, look at that sky!

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  3. I guess those naughty days are gone, along with the pictures of the original baths. The top scene looks serene and idyllic.

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  4. Ah, those "naughty neddies"! they do know how to have naughty fun, don't they!! Those skies do indeed look threatening, glad you were safe!! Take care and enjoy your weekend!!

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  5. You know what?.. I'm sad for the dog of the french man..

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  6. It does indeed look stormy Grace - I'm pleased for your water supplies.
    Neddies made me laugh as in Scotland "Neds" is slang for a young thug! So we should send all our "Neds" to Nedlands I think... makes sense to me :)

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  7. Oh, Grace, jojo´s reminds me a lot of the restaurant on the jetty on Island Ruegen where Bro and I spent the last holiday with our Mum!
    Is that place easily reached via Transperth?
    Sounds stupid, but... feels a bit like "honouring" her with a pizza there (which we had on Ruegen).
    It´s on my Perth-list for sure :-)
    We have the best summer-weather here, btw, and wow. At that age this French man is that active? Très bien! Not my thought of fun, though, either, being on the sea...

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  8. The French like sailing in horrendous conditions... I am enjoying not seeing blue skies for once!

    Ahhh, Rügen island... The jetty... how wonderful!

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  9. P.S.: asparagus cream is basically green asparagus soup, made smooth and creamy with a bit of flour and cream!

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  10. Naughty Neddies--oh, that's a great name! And the photos are great, as always!

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  11. I am so impressed at all the neat places you can go for food, coffee etc. This spot looks cool. Not sure I would want to be at Jojo's cafe in a rain and wind storm though. Looks a tad unprotected :).

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  12. Oh my, a storm and on a ship, a nightmare. Glad the sailor made it. We finally have some Australian temperatures 27 degrees C!

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  13. So what adventure will you have at 73

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  14. Run! A storm sure is coming. And 73 is closer for me than for you, but I can guess that at 73 you will be doing very much what you are doing now.

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  15. Sounds like that was quite the hefty storm. Glad you weren't washed away anywhere. I love the "Naughty Neddies" story. I bet there are lots of places around the world with salacious histories. Human nature just seems to warrant it.

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  16. 'Undocumented activities' sound like they might be terribly good fun. Similar coy words were used about activities at our St Kilda sea baths. Do keep a look out for a photo of the old baths. As you say, there must be some.

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  17. I would rather be there than at work, even on a cloudy day.

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  18. It looks foreboding in Perth. As I sit here in the Dallas-Ft. Worth airport on a plane change, the horizon on the prairie is as flat and endless as the Indian Ocean. No such threats in the sky, fortunately.

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  19. It came as a surprise that Perth weather could be this cloudy too.

    Yeah, ageing comes at a price of being less agile and less adapative. However, you can be different from the stereotype of older adult in the distant future

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  20. Sure looks like a bad storm coming. Hope you got home in time.

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  21. Impressive clouds, you got beautiful pictures!
    hugs
    Léia

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  22. I wouldn't want to be rolling about on the high seas when a ferocious storm came through Grace. Looking forward to your weekend posts.

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  23. You mentioned the 73 year old French sailor in distress. We took a cruise from Cairn to Papua New Guinea on the Orion, a small Australian cruise ship. I followed them on Facebook. A couple of cruises after ours they were headed to Antarctica and went a full day out of their way to rescue a French sailor whose abandoned his boat damaged in a storm while on a round the world solo sail. He was in a small raft that the Orion retrieved in high seas, captured by the passengers on video.

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  24. Muy buenas imagenes..un beso desde Murcia...

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  25. I am quite certain you won't find me on a small sailboat when I'm 73 either. But, who knows?

    Nice looks at this harbor. :)

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  26. I'm going to have to read things more carefully. I thought your title said "Naughty Teddies." You can imagine my disappointment.

    And I think you'll be doing fine at 73. Good Lord, how young are you? 73 is just getting started. I won't say how far past that I am and while I wouldn't go out in a sailboat in a storm like some crazy youth who's only 73, I do keep busy lifting weights, playing golf, riding bikes, etc. :))

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