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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!

 

 

Ron Payne Park

Posted: July 26, 2020 in Sydney Streets

At Nth Epping, Ron Payne Park is the old Woods Reserve.

It’s a fenced football oval that’s off leash for dogs when not in use (i.e. the entire year during COVID-19!

We had a great run on the oval, and then a nice walk around the streets.

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.

 

 

 

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

 

There’s a good loop walk from Rhodes, over the (newish) pedestrian bridge to Wentworth Point, then back to Rhodes via the mangrove and bird-watching path.

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The walk through Rhodes and Homebush Bay

The walk through Rhodes and Homebush Bay

The walk through Rhodes and Homebush Bay

The walk through Rhodes and Homebush Bay

The walk through Rhodes and Homebush Bay

The walk through Rhodes and Homebush Bay

The walk through Rhodes and Homebush Bay

Pyrmont

Posted: November 26, 2019 in history, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Sydney Streets

This weekend we went for a walk around Pyrmont.
A fascinating dip back into old Sydney, following The City of Sydney guide found here.

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This is the guide we followed

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This stunning view from Ways Terrace Flats, built by the City Council in the 1920s as workers’ affordable housing.

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You know when you put 2 and 2 together and it clicks? Now we know why there’s a Quarryman Hotel at Pyrmont… we found the old quarry!

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The original bit of the Electric Light station that remains near the Star casino.

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Someone owns these old sites… yet they sit decrepitly, unused, uninhabitable.

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ye olde Sydney Electric Light Company, adjacent to the Star casino

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ye olde Sydney Electric Light Company, adjacent to the Star casino

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Love the clothesline rope pulleys that come off everyone’s balcony or window at the Ways Terrace Flats.

 

In 1801, Governor King established government farm at Castle Hill to provide grain for the colony within three years, 700 acres had been cleared.
It didn’t take long for convicts to try and escape and martial law was declared.
I’d heard of Australia’s Battle of Vinegar Hill but didn’t realise that the root of this battle was started here in Castle Hill.
It’s pretty remarkable that such a large tracts of parkland has been preserved for the future. Beautiful park to wander through.

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Manly Heritage Walk

Posted: October 29, 2019 in Sydney Streets

We walked around Manly and enjoyed the markets on a Saturday morning, doing the Heart of Manly heritage walk.

Opposite the Manly Oval grandstand on Sydney Road is a huge stone wall, all that survives of Dalley’s Castle. I’ve driven past it hundreds of times and never looked up to see the Gargoyles, all that survives of what became the Camden Grammar School.

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Hunters Hill Heritage

Posted: October 29, 2019 in history, Sydney Streets
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We followed the Hunters Hill council’s walks… walk #2 from here

A lovely walk around the gorgeous older houses and estates.

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That View!

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Lovely!

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