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Had a lovely walk around Parramatta Park.

No off leash areas, and the cafe was closed (!) but still, a good spot for a walk.

Fitting a new muzzle lead – she’s not impressed!
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Remember these? The attendant would place his foot on the lever to admit one person at a time through the turnstile.
Lovingly restored at the back of the new Parramatta Oval

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Never knew Parramatta Park had so many bats!

I’ve said this a number of times before – I’ve lived around here for 40 odd years and never been for a walk through here.

I don’t think we have ever seen so many termite nests!

Dawson Ave, Thornleigh

Posted: July 26, 2020 in dogs, Sydney
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Indie had a great romp in the fenced, off-leash dog park before we headed off for a walk.

 

There’s a great path right around the lagoon at Narrabeen on Sydney’s northern beaches.

A busy path, lots of walkers and bike riders.

7 or 8 kilometres.

We’ve walked by a hundred times, but never actually entered.

What a mistake!

Sydney Park is huge, with heaps of off leash areas, and an interesting history.

A plane! Rarely seen in COVID-19 during 2020!

 

 

Ku-ring-gai Bicentennial Park

Posted: July 26, 2020 in dogs
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Yanko Road at West Pymble, has a great fenced-in off leash dog area on the Comenarra Parkway, and the Bicentennial Park is adjacent.

A lovely spot for a walk.

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)