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Ahh the Danube. Some famous cities straddle Europe’s second longest river, including Linz and Vienna in Austria.

A little warmer this time; we’ve never visited in Summer before so the change in the landscape is striking.

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Having arrived the night before departure we had the evening at leisure, so we had time for some Sangria. Delicious!

The next morning, we were on our way. The river was just beautiful!

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Danube St, Kiama.
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We docked beside a beautiful, huge old fig, which had some of the local area’s dry stone walls running to it. We found a stone that didn’t belong *

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Finished the night with, of course, schnitzel. Perhaps not as good as previous, but still, it completed the holiday, back in Vienna.
And an ice cream 🙂

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All in all, a lovely weekend away (in Kiama).

*https://youtu.be/DAYX.lC59yWs?t=122

Previous visits included Christmas Day where we had lunch at a hotel, and with the kids a couple of years ago.

Went back to Italy for the weekend.
Love Florence.

2021 has begun in the same fashion that 2020 ended… Sydney has entered a new lockdown for some, masks have become compulsory indoors, and travel is, for the time being, off.

Can’t see overseas travel returning this year at all.

So, with that in mind, we’re doing an internal NSW travel experience.

We’ll walk a street that has a connection to a past overseas holiday each week.

This week we revisited Reims. There’s been a few changes since we last visited 😉

Reims Street, Russell Lea.
Same same, but different
Coffee 🙂
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East Ryde

Posted: January 1, 2021 in Sydney Streets

There’s a creek in the bottom of every valley, and a lot of them have a path along them… it’s just a matter of finding that path 🙂
We walked along the track from Gannon Park
(sort of following Pidding Road) and then to Ryde Park along Buffalo Creek.

Hunters Hill in spring and the Jacarandas are out. Just beautiful.

Abbotsford

Posted: October 19, 2020 in Sydney Streets

Great waterfront path along the stretch of Hen and Chicken Bay.

And a swim in the off leash dog park at Battersea Park.

At Clontarf, opposite The Spit, a great dog friendly beach, before fish and chips at Manly.

Great off leash fenced dog areas, a dip in the Lane Cove River, a walk along the foreshore, a lovely walk through the industrial and residential streets.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that the “Missing Link” at Barangaroo was opened, so we headed in to the city, excited to walk from Darling Harbour, past the new casino, all the way to Barangaroo Point.

Sadly, their definition of the missing link being opened and ours, differs. Some of the link is open, but until the new Metro station is completed, she’s not open.

We took this pic which is part of what’s been opened up. It’s been well done.

Blackwattle Bay

Posted: September 23, 2020 in Sydney Streets

The path along the southern side of Blackwattle Bay, looking back towards the Anzac and Harbour Bridges, is a lovely walk.

Opportunities for a swim in the harbour, as well as a cafe stop along the way.

Life’s good 🙂