Week 35 – Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February 2013
‘Can’t say I’ve ever swum in The Kororoit Creek Swimming Pool in Albion, near Sunshine. Or Kororoit Creek itself, which winds all the way down to Williamstown. I came across some historical signs a few months back while pedalling along the Kororoit Creek bike path.
The pool was actually a swimming hole in a deep part of the creek and was popular up until the 1940s, by which time drownings and pollution led to the local council building a suburban pool.
The signs by the bike path have been vandalised but you can still get a sense of days gone by.
The mouth of Kororoit Creek is about a kilometre west of the Williamstown beach, just past Jawbone Marine Sanctuary.
It’s a curious area – the local council has long been suspicious that the handful of angling club clubrooms are more residential that they should be. Something fishy going on, perhaps.
As for the word ‘kororoit’, I think it means ‘young kangaroo’.
And as for Week 35’s dips, they were in Eastern View (three), Lorne (two), Point Roadknight (one) and Williamstown (three). But not Kororoit Creek.
Next week: Fleming’s Pool at Altona beach