Challinor St

Posted: July 1, 2020 in Sydney Streets

So, we finally were in the Grafton area so were able to wander down Challinor St, knocking off one of the few streets left from 2018.

(I know, the spelling isn’t perfect, but the NBN site spells it with a double L, as does the sign in the other pic, as well as Google Maps. Hey, it’ll do for now.)

Lynne would feel right at home here… the gaol is just down the road hehe!

 

Lived in this area for years and didn’t know about this lovely little sanctuary, littered with possum boxes, bird nesting boxes and more.

 

Running just near the train line, opposite Sommerville Oval.

 

Gorgeous.

 

 

 

In the 1830s, the first road connecting the colony of Sydney to the Hunter Valley ran along this creek.
Beautiful Sydney Blue Gum, Blackbutt and Turpentine can be seen along the walk.
There’s a waterfall and pool – it doesn’t take much to imagine it being a swimming hole back in the day.
We’ll continue towards Browns Waterhole on another weekend.

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Lachlan’s Line Helix Bridge

Posted: June 8, 2020 in Sydney

We’ve watched this helix pedestrian bridge take shape over the past year or so. It was built in a shed beside the M2 near Macquarie Centre and connects the new Lachlan’s Line development to Nth Ryde station.

Function doesn’t have to be boring. Love it.

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Parramatta Lake

Posted: May 23, 2020 in dogs
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So this weekend, very excited… cafes are back opening so we went for breakfast at Parramatta and then headed over to North Parramatta where we did a loop track around the lake.

Wikipedia says:

  • The masonry arch-walled dam was completed in 1856 to supply water for domestic purposes
  • The dam was the twelfth engineered dam built since Roman times
  • the first engineered dam in Australia
  • the second arch built dam universally that involved calculations for its construction.

Wow. Who knew?

About 5 km

Can’t keep the dog out of the water!

 

Dundas Valley

Posted: May 16, 2020 in dogs
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We walked The Ponds Walk – part of the Subiaco Creek Bushwalk, from Dundas up to Carlingford.
This sign says it all.

The Ponds walk, Dundas Valley

Dundas Valley

An old bridge across the creek on the Ponds Walk

The Ponds Walk

The Ponds Walk

The Ponds Walk

An old bridge across the creek on the Ponds Walk

Aldrick Garden

Aldrick Garden, a pretty little garden near Dundas Oval below the bowling club

Bird box on the walk near the Ponds Walk

We’ve walked around Clarkes Point many times, but, still under the COVID-19 stay at home and travel less in full swing, local exercise options were allowed so we went back for another walk around Hunters Hill and Clarkes Point.

A walk around Woolwich and through the Dock

A walk around Woolwich and through the Dock

 

Woolwich Dock

A walk around Woolwich and through the Dock

A walk around Woolwich and through the Dock

A walk around Woolwich and through the Dock

A walk around Woolwich and through the Dock

A walk around Woolwich and through the Dock

 

Riverview

Posted: May 16, 2020 in dogs
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We’ve walked around Riverview before, but with COVID-19 in full swing, local options were compulsory, so we went back for another stroll along the waterfront at Saint Ignatius’ College,

Through Riverview (Saint Ignatius’ College)

Through Riverview (Saint Ignatius’ College)

Through Riverview (Saint Ignatius’ College)

Through Riverview (Saint Ignatius’ College)

 

Birchgrove

Posted: May 16, 2020 in dogs
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We’ve walked around Birchgrove once or twice before – the dogs love the little beach at the end of Louisa Rd – and with local-only COVID-19 options available, we went back for a swim and walk.

Indie loves the little beach at the end of Birchgrove Oval

Indie loves the little beach at the end of Birchgrove Oval

Indie loves the little beach at the end of Birchgrove Oval

 

Swain Gardens – Killara

Posted: May 16, 2020 in dogs
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The Swain Gardens, at 77 Stanhope Rd, Killara, is a beautiful little pocket of suburban peace and quiet.

Lovingly tended, beautifully designed old garden.

Well worth a visit with or without a dog!

Swains Garden in Killara

Swains Garden in Killara

Swains Garden in Killara

Swains Garden in Killara

Swains Garden in Killara

Swains Garden in Killara